CAN has developed an alternative trade model — AgroEco® Coffee — operating under principles of participation and transparency. CAN, US roasters, the importer, producer organizations, and farmers sit at the negotiating table together to bring coffee from Mexico and Nicaragua to the United States. We have guaranteed a higher price than Fair Trade, and the purchase of each pound contributes to a Sustainable Agriculture Fund and a Women’s Unpaid Labor Fund. These investment proceeds are managed collectively by farmers.
The Coffee Diversification Project, a multi-year long project bringing together academics, researchers, farmers, and cooperative members from the United States, Mexico, and Nicaragua for data collection and capacity-building about agro-ecological diversification activities.