Why Women-Produced Coffee?
Did you know?
20-30% of coffee farms are female-operated and up to 70% of labor in coffee is provided by women.
Women systemically have lower access to resources -- land, credit, and information then men.
Which results in a BIG gender gap in economic outcomes, farm yields and farm income.
Our Current Women-Produced Coffee
Lake Kivu (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
The first international coffee buyer came in 2008. Now made up of 5200 members in total, who received support through innovative programs established by SOPACDI and outside programs find buyers for their coffee internationally. Over 20% of the co-op members are women.
This is a more recent cooperative, started in 2019, with the women's group being a sub group. These are all small farms of less then 4 acres.
El Tambo (Colombia)
The women's mission as an association is to improve their families' quality of life through coffee farming and to contribute positively to their community by working together and sharing resources, knowledge, and support. "Our work is determined by our values such as responsibility, honesty, commitment, respect, solidarity, and competitiveness," they say.