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COMSA is a society of coffee producers in the region of Marcala, La Paz, Honduras, that achieving economic, social and environmental objectives, as a strategy for reducing poverty and promoting sustainable development is proposed.
Founded in 2001, with 7,000 lempiras social capital.
It comes at the initiative of the Foundation for Rural Enterprise Development (FRED) which is a partner with a majority of shares, and its founding 60 coffee producers, 12 women and 48 men, FRED involved the company was a project that would help that partners directly exported its coffee production, so the shares owned to date have been transferred to small farmers so that, over time, FRED has ceased to be a shareholder; currently (2016) has 1,200 members (as).
Runs its activities in coffee production using organic practices and procedures through a technology package that improves farm productivity and to ensure income generation permanently. It is promoting the diversification of production considering the farm as an integrated production unit in which all family members participate in the production process.
According to the center for Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education in Costa Rica (CATIE), 75% of the world’s organic coffee comes from Latin America. A number of Asian and African countries produce organic coffee, including Indonesia and Ethiopia. As of 2016, Peru was the leading exporter of organic coffee, with over 525,000 bags exported that year. Honduras and Mexico each produce over 150,000 bags annually. Other large producers include Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, and Guatemala.
The development of productive capacity and marketing of COMSA has been based on the implementation of a strategy that has been characterized by defining the following responsibilities for each of the parties involved in the process:
- The producer has the responsibility for implementing productive activities to produce coffee respecting the requirements established by the various certifications of niche markets in which it sells coffee COMSA, to produce coffee with special characteristics typical of the region quality and also achieve productivity levels that allow you to generate the income needed to improve economically and socially.
- COMSA has the responsibility to run:
a .) All processing activities from the grain grapes to obtain green coffee for export;
b) To position. COMSA as a brand that sells high-quality drip coffee maker recognized and accepted by the international market respecting the requirements established for the dO Marcala and the various certifications for accessing and
c.) to ensure productivity on farms of producers for this COMSA, it assumes responsibility for providing training services and technical assistance to producers that make up its social base.