FEDESI (Federation de Dociedades Cooperatives Cafetaleras de la Sierra Madre) produces SHG Fairtrade Organic coffee in Escuintla, Huixtla, Motozintla, Slitepec in the region of Chiapas.
FEDESI was founded by 6 groups located in the municipalities of Motozintla and Slitepec with the objective of providing support to small producers in finding new markets, financing and government support. Currently the organisation has 1540 producers growing certified fairtrade organic coffee. Each small group provided its own coffee production for the first year of the organization in 2016, and the coffee was sold locally.
Most of the partners of the Cooperative FEDESI are small producers with 3 acres each. Each have their own wet mill and dry the coffees on their own patios. Being a part of the Cooperative has allowed members of FEDESI to become stronger, reach their goals and gain access to higher market prices. Together they have established a renovation program, built a nursery and offered training for leaf rust treatment for producers. Moreover, they support their community with small producer financing.