Détails du projet

PRODEF

Development of forestry and agri-industrial channels within the FEDECOVERA network

Country

Guatemala

Duration

8 years

Budget

$6.9 MILLION CAD

Agrifood
Sustainable forestry

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MEMBER FAMILIES OF FEDERATIONS OF COOPERATIVES

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NATIVE BENEFICIARY FAMILIES

FEDECOVERA, a federation of cooperatives in Guatemala, wanted to diversify its economic activities in order to strengthen its member cooperatives’ economic development. With the support of forestry cooperatives in Quebec, SOCODEVI assisted in creating and developing market channels for forestry and cardamom within this organization in the Verapaces region.

PRODEF

We set up a forestry department, including plant production, reforestation, geomatics, land planning and processing services, as well as activities ranging from cardamom packaging to export. Thanks to these efforts, and families’ mobilization to boost reforestation, a culture of agro-forestry has developed. Today, FEDECOVERA continues to grow and stands as the world’s top producer and exporter of organic cardamom.

Results

2 MILLION

PLANTS PRODUCED

per year thanks to the establishment of a nursery complex

150 000

TREES PLANTED

through the Tree of Intercooperation program

2,000

JOBS CREATED

as part of nursery operations, 70% of which are held by women

30

COUNTRIES

in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East now import cardamom from FEDECOVERA

Major donors