Enrique (7) and Millen (6)
The boys were proud to show off the coops tractors and explained all they knew about them whilst their mum was at the monthly local association meeting at the plant. Monthly meeting of the association On the last day of his visit, James was invited to present our product range and the basis of Fairtrade to one of the sixteen local associations that make up the cooperative. The association structure allows for better communication on a local level. The furthest association is only 10 miles from the plant but as most of the farmers still do not have their own transport, walking to the nearest dirt track and waiting for an hour or more for a seat in a combi (the local mini buses), makes going to the plant more of a chore than the distance would imply.