SOLIDARITY, DIGNITY AND LIVING WAGES FOR FARMERS
Taking a Stand with SPP — a 100% Farmer Driven Initiative
Café Mam was founded on the idea that good relationships make good business. Since the beginning of our company, we have put great importance on developing relationships and working closely with the farmers who grow our coffee, and the cooperatives they are a part of. A big part of this work has been learning to listen to and honor their needs and requests.
It is through this process that we have decided to become a part of the growing number of businesses who support the first fair trade, farmer-owned certification system, referred to as the Small Producers' Symbol (SPP, for its Spanish acronym). The farmers and cooperatives we work with have shown us that this certification system better represents their needs and the needs of their communities, and provides them a way to better represent themselves in the growing, global market of fairly traded coffee.
We are very excited to continue to support and align, in solidarity, with the hardworking farmers in Chiapas, Mexico toward our shared goal of a more just and fair world for all. In the words of the farmers, "The SPP is more than a label. It is a particular way of improving prospects for life and well-being through collective, co-responsible work among small producers, consumers and other stakeholders in the market and in society."
For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-CAFE-Mam.
SPP Mission Statement
"The Small Producers’ Symbol, SPP, is a label that represents an alliance among organized small producers to build a local and global market that values the identity and the economic, social, cultural and ecological contributions of products from Small Producers’ Organizations. This alliance is based on a relationship of collaboration, trust and co- responsibility among women and men who are small producers, with buyers and consumers. The SPP is backed by an independent certification system." - SPP Coop
To learn more about SPP, visit their website at www.spp.coop.