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Fair trade (Social)
Since its inception in 1967 Cocla has grown into one of the largest and most successful Fairtrade coffee cooperation in the world. Cocla exports green coffee beans of the affiliated farmers to the United States, Europe and Japan. In this way, farmers get access to world markets. Cocla also offers a variety of additional services to is members, including assistance in developing side products. With the trade finance provided by Triodos Sustainable Trade Fund Cocla can pay the farmers directly upon delivery of their coffee beans.
Smallholder farmers in developing countries do not necessarily reap the rewards of a complex international trade system. So, by financing fair trade enterprises we aim to make sure that individuals and their families are paid fairly for their products.