Community and Farmer Stories
These case studies show how we apply our values to our work and how communities are being transformed by the sustainable practices that Café Bom Dia supports.
In 2007, we began a three-year public-private partnership program to work with cooperatives in Brazil to increase their capacity to provide high-quality Fair Trade Certified™ coffee and to convert more than 2,000 farmers to organic practices.
Café Bom Dia is investing in the Centro Educacional Cooperar (CEC) in Poço Fundo, a new non-profit school aimed at bringing much needed quality, affordable education to a rural area in Brazil.
Geraldo da Silva is a Brazilian small-holder coffee grower who has transformed his farming practices by converting to organic coffee production – increasing his income and gaining improved financial stability in the process.
Conversion to organic farming practices as a part of his growers' cooperative has enabled Jose Augusto de Oliveira to invest in equipment, buildings and more coffee plants – helping to ensure he can face the future from the best possible position.
The Organic Farmers Cooperative for the Nova Resende region decides democratically how to invest some of the profits it makes from its Organic Certified and Fair Trade Certified™ coffee for the benefit of the local community – education, health and investment in farming equipment are all areas that have been discussed.
UNIPASV is a small farmers' cooperative in the Santana da Vargem region which has become a reference point for other local cooperatives in how Fair Trade coffee production can benefit the local farming community.