RECOCARNO is a network of 8 cooperatives representing over 5000
members from the North and North-East Departments of Ha´ti. Farmers
cultivate small landholdings, usually 0.5 to 2 hectares
in size, in a labour-intensive manner involving the entire family.
RECOCARNO markets high quality washed Arabica coffee collected
and prepared by the cooperatives themselves. RECOCARNO has direct
contact with European and Japanese importers in the Fairtrade market. Since
1997 it has been registered with the Fairtrade Labelling Organisation
(FLO) and sells coffee at the Fairtrade premium price.
RECOCARNO has become established as an autonomous export business
owned and managed by the producers themselves.
The business aims to achieve a positive social and economic impact
on the lives of the producers, their families and communities.