FIAES PARTICIPATED IN THE COFFEE HARVEST FESTIVAL IN AHUACHAPÁN
THIS INITIATIVE OF THE TERRITORIAL COFFEE TABLE SEEKS TO PROMOTE QUALITY IN THE PROCESS OF COFFEE CULTIVATION
The Mesa Territorial del Café, in Ahuachapán, developed the second Coffee and Cocoa Harvest Festival, an event that seeks to strengthen the capacities of coffee producers in the West of the country. This year, with the support of the Salvadoran Coffee Council, he developed a course on barismo, roasting and coffee tasting; and a training course on the correct cultivation of coffee plantations, with the aim of training young producers in the region.
THE YOUNG PEOPLE PARTICIPATED IN THE TRAINING PROCESS WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE SECOND FESTIVAL OF THE COFFEE AND COCOA HARVEST IN AHUACHAPÁN.
For the Fondo de Inversión Ambiental de El Salvador (FIAES) it is important to bet on generational change to ensure that the production of good quality coffee increases, through the promotion of agro-ecological practices in the cultivation of coffee. That is why FIAES supports producers and entrepreneurs, through the financing of the project executed by our allies of FUNDESYRAM, so that they can promote good production practices and give an added value to the grain produced in this territory.
Ahuachapán is the second department with the highest coffee production at the national level, so the idea is to renew the coffee project and generate support for young people, as part of the generational relay that local actors consider necessary. "Once upon a time, coffee growing was a family tradition. Parents, children, grandparents, all were developing the activity, but there was a moment that stopped" explained Fernando Silva, manager of Cooperativa los Ausoles.
This promotion dynamic has been strengthened with the articulated contribution of different entities that support the new entrepreneurs, mainly espresso and barismo processors, in addition to the promotion of good practices in the treatment of the grain during its cultivation. This will exceed the standards established for the export of their products. "The promotion of the internal product, the exchange of good practices among small producers, the linkage of these with exporters at the local level and building an advocacy process in public policies to support the coffee sector," said Francesco Marolla, Africa 70 representative in El Salvador.
The Legislative Assembly, Los Ausoles Cooperative, the Salvadoran Coffee Council, Africa 70, Universidad Panamericana de Ahuachapán and FUNDESYRAM also participate in the Territorial Coffee Table.