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Discover our Social Projects

Flor de mi Tierra Relationship

South Tolima, Colombia

Flor de mi Tierra was established in 2005 to work on re-building coffee communities displaced and hard hit by guerilla violence. The program focuses on basic needs such as health, sanitation and education & most-recently young entrepeneurs in coffee.

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Aguadas Farmworkers

Caldas, Colombia

Launched in 2016, the Aguadas Farmworkers Pilot is a coffee industry coordinated project to find solutions and work on a benchmark to increase the quality of farmworker conditions, management, labor formalization and recruitment. 

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Las Marias Women's Group

La Plata, Huila, Colombia

This association of over 400 women coffee farmers came together to solve issues including lack of capital to use on their farms and to create an equitable working relationship with their husbands. Today, they are committed to producing high-quality coffee.

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AMUCC Organic Women's Group

Popayan, Cauca, Colombia

An association of organic women coffee growers invested in sustainable and organic coffee production.  One of the main goals of the project is to ensure financial stability during the organic conversion process which can take up to 3 years.
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ACEC Organic Group

Popayan, Cauca, Colombia

An association of 392 organic coffee farmers who promote and develop technologies that increase the production and yields of excellent organic coffees.  The projects helps to attract conventional farms to convert to organic.

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Granja La Esperanza

Valle del Cauca, Colombia

The focus with Granja La Esperanza is to promote specialty and microlot coffees from Colombia. La Esperanza has created a truly unique environment among their 3 model farms which serves as a leading worldwide example of microlot coffees.

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Elevate. Empower. Educate.
Under our Corporate Stewardship Program, we uphold our "3-E’s" of work priorities for strengthening our value chain. From new aqueducts and classrooms to improved roads and hospitals, we have developed and supported projects that help enhance the quality of life in communities of coffee-growers. When we partner with producing communities, we strive to expand horizons and opportunities in farming communities so their members can make empowered decisions to enhance their well-being.
Traditionally, many producers see farming as an activity instead of as a business. At RGC, we realize the importance of formalizing farming priorities to ensure sound business and stronger supply partners who make informed decisions about their operations.

These efforts are designed to bolster economic opportunity:

  • Price premiums go to producers to enable them to bolster the infrastructures that support their communities
  • We can work to devise traceability and transparency reports for projects
  • Through our on-the-ground partners, access to credit is granted for improving coffee plantations
  • Experts who know and understand local customs and conditions impart technical coffee knowledge to improve quality, productivity, and profitability

We continue to work hard to meet our goals and develop new programs.  Feel free to reach out to learn more about our current and future initiatives.

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