FNC recertified under ISO 9001 & 14001 standards

FNC recertified under ISO 9001 & 14001 standards

After a thorough recertification audit of its Integrated Management System (SGI), the Colombian Institute of Technical Standards and Certification (Icontec) renewed, for three additional years, the ISO 9001 quality management and ISO 14001…

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UN recognizes the FNC’s work on biodiversity conservation

UN recognizes the FNC’s work on biodiversity conservation

The “Incorporation of biodiversity into the coffee sector” project was one of the cases highlighted in the 5th Colombian Biodiversity Report for the Convention on Biological Diversity. At the end of this 2014, the Colombian Coffee Growers F…

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Brazilians recognize Café de Colombia’s marketing and positioning work

Brazilians recognize Café de Colombia’s marketing and positioning work

Colombia has done a great marketing and promotion work to position its coffee in the highest-value segments of the global market, Brazilian researchers recognize. Although Brazil, by volume, is the largest world exporter of the bean, Brazil…

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Colombian coffee growers learn to prevent occupational risks

Colombian coffee growers learn to prevent occupational risks

Through an agreement with the Ministry of Labor, the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) teaches farmers to prevent and reduce occupational risks associated with coffee production and harvesting. As part of its mission to ensure coffe…

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The FNC takes part in the world’s leading trade fair for organic food

The FNC takes part in the world’s leading trade fair for organic food

2,200 exhibitors from 76 countries participated in this trade fair, which received over 41,000 visitors from 130 nations. Colombian coffee growers from Cauca and Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta took part in BIOFACH, the world’s leading trade f…

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Coffee institutions mitigate negative effects of violence on coffee farming

Coffee institutions mitigate negative effects of violence on coffee farming

The threat of violence and illicit crops can lead producers to abandon coffee as a long-term crop, but the coffee institutions are a powerful buffer that reduces these risks, a study reveals. According to a recent study by the University of…

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As a growing market, China opens up opportunities for Café de Colombia

As a growing market, China opens up opportunities for Café de Colombia

Shortly after the 30th anniversary of the economic reforms led by Deng Xiao Ping, China has emerged as one the world’s major economies.  By the end of 2009, China’s GDP surpassed that of Germany, becoming the world’s third largest econ…

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Juan Valdez receives 2011 Colombia-Spain Award

Juan Valdez receives 2011 Colombia-Spain Award

The Spanish Grupo Planeta, MAPFRE insurer and BBVA bank reward companies and individuals who, through their work, contribute to strengthening bonds between Colombia and Spain. The 2011 Colombia-Spain Award, in the category “Best Company,” w…

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Coffee growers own the most complete geo-referenced database in Colombia

Coffee growers own the most complete geo-referenced database in Colombia

The Coffee Information System, or SICA, is one of the most valued assets of Colombian coffee growers. It is unique in the country and allows the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) and farmers themselves to do queries and analyses wit…

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