In the social dimension

we work with 6 lines of action


We promote capacity building in rural education and skill and human development.


We manage and implement projects on road improvement, housing, basic sanitation, energy, social infrastructure, connectivity, and water treatment.

Social protection

We promote social protection of coffee-growing families and communities.

Community participation and associativity

We promote the strengthening of capacities of associative groups, community groups and coffee grower cooperatives.

Gender equity

We promote the right to fair and equal access to development opportunities in the coffee union and empower women to lead processes on the farm and in their communities.

Generational integration

We strengthen leadership, entrepreneurial opportunities and life options in coffee farming for children and young people.

Outstanding contributions to Colombian rural development

  • We have managed and realized the construction or improvement of over 7 million* infrastructure works, including housing, public services, roads, schools, hospitals, clinics, sports centers, wet mills and dryers, among many others. *Consolidated data between 1944 and 2015.
  • We have managed to mitigate the effects of violence, the armed conflict and illicit crops and helped producers not abandon coffee farming.
  • Efforts of the coffee institutions have focused on strengthening not only the production system of Colombian coffee growing, but also ensuring sustainability of the sector and improving quality of life and well-being of thousands of rural people.


Gender equity

In Colombia, about 30% of coffee growers are women, and studies confirm that their leading role in the family economy translates into greater sustainability. At the FNC, we are committed to gender equity (since 2006 we have a dedicated program), female empowerment and their increasing participation in the coffee value chain, producer associations and union governing bodies.

An example of this is that in the 2018 FNC elections, union representation of women grew to 15% in the departmental committees from 8% in 2014, and to 24% in the municipal committees from 16% in 2014.

Data of interest


of coffee growers in Colombia are women


of union representatives in departmental committees are women


of representatives in municipal committees are women


Generational integration

Generational integration is one of the main challenges in the coffee sector. And to address it, at the FNC we work in different fronts.

In addition to institutional support to all producers, we promote policies, models, spaces, programs and projects of education, meeting, participation, innovation and entrepreneurship for young people to build a life project around coffee.

Data of interest


Is the rate of union representatives under 45 years old in the departmental committees


Is the rate of union representatives under 45 years old in the municipal coffee grower committees


Year when the 1st National Meeting of Young Coffee Growers was held