Call for Solidarity with the small farmers’ organization, NORANDINO
Last March 23, NORANDINO was decertified abruptly by the fair trade certification body FLO-Cert.
NORANDINO is member of FUNDEPPO, Foundation of Organized Small Producers; the organization behind the SPP (Small Producers’ Symbol).
NORANDINO, formerly known as CEPICAFÉ, is an organization with a history of twenty years as a pioneering and exemplary organization of small fair trade producers in the area of Piura, Peru.
NORANDINO, with a membership of about seven thousand small farmers’ families, has increased strong and steadily its participation in fair trade markets in Europe, North America and Peru, with the wide range of products, mainly coffee, granulated brown sugar and cocoa.
NORANDINO has gained wide recognition in the fair trade markets as a solvent, transparent and dutiful organization. NORANDINO has achieved to maintain long-term relationships with many fair trade companies and different international cooperation and technical assistance agencies, with the goal to consolidate processes of business and social development of the organization and its members.
At the SPP we are concerned about the current situation of NORANDINO and about the impact for thousands of families of small producers. Considering the trajectory, prestige and scope of the work of NORANDINO, FUNDEPPO expresses its solidarity with NORANDINO.
We ask the various bodies involved in the decertification mentioned, to review the decision of decertification.
We make a strong call to all actors in the fair trade movement and market not to drop NORANDINO, manifest their solidarity with this organization in the current situation and find the necessary solutions to continue trading and maintain their cooperative relationships without interruption.
On behalf of the FUNDEPPO Board