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VOLCAFE SPECIALTY COFFEE PROVIDES TWO-DAY BUSINESS TRAINING SEMINAR FOR FAIR TRADE COOPERATIVE PARTNERS IN NICARAGUA

Volcafe Specialty Coffee, in partnership with Café Noble y Expocert Café, provided a training for eleven Fair Trade coffee cooperatives in Nicaragua on September 19-20, 2012. The training, which took place in Esteli, was provided to strengthen cooperatives’ business and administrative skills.

With the existing volatile market and increasing competition, it is Volcafe’s goal to provide partners at origin with the proper tools and knowledge to successfully manage risk, seek capital and find new markets.

The two-day training, imparted by experts in the field, included seminars on:

  • Risk Management and how to avoid costly speculation
  • An analysis of the fair trade market, including trends, opportunities and threats
  • Introduction to the new standards required by FLO Cert
  • Administrative changes in the management of contracts that will come with the separation of FLO and FairTrade USA