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Who we are

The Federation of Coffee Exporting Producers of Bolivia, FECAFEB was founded the 15th of May 1991and is legally registered in Bolivia under the No: R.S. Nr.212234. The FECAFEB is the independent national federation of the small coffee producers’ organizations.

Organisational Structure

The FECAFEB comprises 30 member organizations. The directory board consists of five members, which are democratically elected in an ordinary general assembly for a two year term. The general assembly takes place once a year and in addition extraordinary assemblies are called as and when necessary to evaluate the work progress of the directory board.

Members:

FECAFEB represents 30 member organizations (incl. pre-affiliated) which represent some 8500 Coffee producing families. These reside in the provinces of Caranavi, North Yungas, South Yungas, Larecaja and Franz Tamayo in the Department of La Paz. (95% of Bolivian coffee production stems from this Department.)

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FECAFEB a stable and strong organization, leader in the Bolivian coffee culture, managing business with a broad social base that represents and defends the interests of its members with equity always promoting their sustainable development.

FECAFEB contributes to the improvement of life and living conditions of the coffee producing families, provides and facilitates services for the complete coffee production chain in alliance with other institutions. FECAFEB promotes the unity and integration of the coffee sector.

   
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Promotion of Bolivian Organic Coffee and establishment of business contacts for member organizations.

Development of national and international markets through the offer of a competitive product.

Representation of coffee producers in national and international public and private organizations, institutions and networks.

Development of policies for a sustainable coffee sector.

Promotion of coffee production and productivity, as well as support for the cultural development of coffee producing families.

Contribute to the entrepreneurial development of the coffee producing sector.

To strengthen the presence of the coffee sector in the public sector.

Relationships and activities with various Government Ministries, 

Representation in the  Comunidad Andina de Naciones (CAN, grupo ad-hoc), Coordinadora Latino Americana y del Caribe de Pequeños Productores de Comercio Justo (CLAC);

Working in colaboration with other Bolivian Networks: Asociación de Organizaciones de Productores Ecológicos de Bolivia (AOPEB) y Plataforma de Comercio Justo y Economía Solidaria Bolivia y  CIOEC Bolivia.

Coffee Production: Pilot project to improve the bolivian coffee production  with  CATIE, Costa Rica; Program to implement successional Agroforst systems with  AOPEB.

The Bolivian  Coffee Law  and promotion of a  public coffee institute representing the interests of the sector with a strong focus on small  producers.

Proyecto FORCAFE: to improve  management skills  and  the running of the  small producer  business  trained nearly 500 members of grass roots organizations in administrative, accounting and management skills with special attention to the demands of a fair trade certifying system.

Comercial Department was represented in international Events: Biofach 2006, SCAA 2007

Organizer of the  “Taza de Comercio Justo/ Cup of Fair trade ” 2006

 “Cup of Excellence” 2007