Colombian farmers map sustainable future

The Colombian Coffee Farmers Federation (FNC) is working with its members to develop the Café de Colombia sustainability standard. Representatives of the National Coffee Research Center (Cenicafé), Almacafé, Buencafé, Procafecol, the Manuel Mejía Foundation, the Extension Service, several departmental Coffee Grower Committees, and the central office of the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) have met to hone the features that will define the new code. The code of conduct is a set of good economic, social, environmental and institutional practices that will help Colombian coffee growers achieve sustainability by 2027. The standard seeks to help coffee producers comply with the code of conduct's indicators. The FNC says that 30 per cent of Colombia's coffee growers, who account for 42 per cent of the nation’s total coffee growing areas, already operate under sustainability standards.

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