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Cooperative members working together to layer the fertilizer
Cooperative members standing on top of the finished product.

The Cooperative Problem and Promise

Article and photos by Nora Burkey Independence in coffee is anything but efficient. Buying from cooperatives, where members must always work and make decisions together, can be something of a statement of solidarity, or a show of political opinion, rather than a choice based on the coffee alone. While producers … Read more →

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Looking for Kale In Nicaragua

Article and photos by Nora Burkey  Miraflor is a natural reserve in Nicaragua located 30 kilometers away from the city center of Esteli and a hotspot of biodiversity and ecotourism in the country. Indeed, Marvin Jose Perez, president of base-level Vicente Talavera cooperative, described the work second-level cooperative, la UCA … Read more →