DOMA Is Participating In CoopSOL’s Annual General Meeting:
The meeting will be held at Maya Vinic, a producer coop in Acteal, Chiapas, made up of 500 coffee farming families located in 38 highland communities in the municipalities of Chenalhó, Pantelhó and Chalchihuitán, in Chiapas, Mexico. Producers from several of our partners in Latin America will be in attendance, including our partners from Yeni Navan MICHIZA in Oaxaca
Maya Vinic has recently been accepted to the FLO register and is in the second year of organic certification. Cooperative Coffees purchased the first Maya Vinic coffee to be exported under fair trade terms in 2001.
On The Agenda:
-Visit the Coop (facilities, projects, progress and challenges)
-Celebrate the 10-year anniversary relationship of Coop Coffees and Maya Vinic
-Discuss organic production issues (organic practices, prices and yields).
-Review climate change (experiences/challenges to offset impact)
-Attend presentations from and/or regarding CLAC, FLO Centroamerica, WFTO
-Discuss the future vision for fair trade (understanding producer and roaster needs, a new fair trade)
-Attend the inauguration of the Maya Vinic Café.
**We will post pictures of this trip as they become available**