FEDESI (Federacion de Sociedades Cooperativas Cafetaleras de la Sierra Madre) produces SHG Fairtrade Organic coffee in the region of Chiapas (800 – 1,500 masl). FEDESI was founded with the intent to provide support to small producers in finding new markets, financing and government support.
Most of the partners of Cooperative FEDESI are small producers with 3 acres each, with their own wet mill and dry the coffees on their own patios. Being 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 trainings for leaf rust treatment for producers. They also support their community with small producer financing.