Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) in partnership with Nicaragua’s National Commission for the Transformation and Development of Coffee Farming (CONATRADEC) is launching its first Private Collection Auction that will feature an all-women line-up of producers.
Scheduled for 23 June, the auction will showcase Nicaragua’s Super Women coffee growers who lead the country’s quality push.
It also aims to empower the producer’s families and communities while making Nicaragua proud with their effort and dedication.
“Working on this project has been a highlight of this year so far. We are committed to the equality of the genders in this industry and believe that this auction will impact the life of the female producers in Nicaragua. We can’t wait to see the auction results of these amazing coffees,” says Kathia Lopez Rosa, ACE Auction Manager.
The participation of women in the economy and social programs has been highly active thanks to the Nicaraguan Government’s promotion of gender and family-focused politics.
“We feel so proud to be part of the first auction in Nicaragua that will award the work of female producers in our country. We are grateful that CONATRADEC and ACE have given us this tool that will be empowering our producers,” says General Manager of PRODECOOP Merling Presa Ramos.
Agriculture is one of the fundamental pillars of the Nicaraguan economy, with coffee production as one of the main categories in the country’s exportations.
More than 14,236 women are producers in this category dedicating their efforts towards coffee production and plantation.
Women have been vital contributors, bringing innovation and creativity to their communities, cooperatives, and entrepreneurial economies.
According to ACE, Super Mujeres are the women who define Nicaragua and strengthen their values and work for equality, love, and unity of families and country.
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