During the last weeks, we moved the first step of our 2021 commitment for the municipality of Mesetas, in Meta coffee region (Colombia).
La Reserva de ¡Tierra! Coffee Defenders in collaboration with Lavazza Foundation and supported by Carcafé, officially started the educational phase of the first 2 associations that will be involved in the future use of communal drying stations.
Between February and March, we assessed the most suitable associations and started the organization of the first trainings specifically focused on basic accounting methods ad teamwork dynamics for all the members that will be responsible for the management of the infrastructures. Following these first assessment and the first meetings we will proceed by the end of 2020 and beginning of 2021 with the identification of the most suitable drying system for the involved associations: ASODALE, a female only association of 22 coffee grower and ASOPROGRESAR, an association with more than 60 members and part of them already involved in RFA certification program.