Based in Guatemala, the Federation of Cooperatives of the Verapaces (FEDECOVERA, R.L) is an autonomous cooperative founded on February 23th, 1976. FEDECOVERA is a second level cooperative leading by small producers organized in cooperatives.
FEDECOVERA takes its origin from the Q’eqchi and Poqomchi cultures which belong to the Ancestral Mayan Culture. Since 1976, FEDECOVERA’s mission is to help its farmers to have better living conditions while always respecting and protecting their culture.
Its activity is the production of cardamom, allspice, coffee, tea, cocoa, essential oils, basic grains, vegetables and the sustainable forestry development. Our products come from North of Guatemala, States of Baja and Alta Verapaz. These areas are ideally located between 650 and 7700 feet of altitude with optimal weather conditions to deliver the best products.
Quality is everybody’s commitment and we comply with all internal and external food safety, regulatory and quality requirements. Our Quality Policy summarizes our passion for excellence. We build trust by offering products and services that match customer expectation and preference. We continuously challenge ourselves in order to constantly improve and achieve the highest levels of quality.
In 36 years of existence, results are spoken:
1st Organic Cardamom producer and exporter in the world,
Exports to the 5 continents,
2 Production plants: Coban and El Rancho located in Guatemala,
30,000 producing families gathered in 41 cooperatives and 21 associations,
Consequently FEDECOVERA takes care of more than 140,000 people.
Our four values:
Human livelihoods as a focus: We act for the Human well-being.
Earth and Nature as a gift: We protect and improve the environment and the biodiversity.
Customer as a partner: We deliver satisfaction in order to build a very-long-term relationship.
Integrity, Fairness and Independence as guidelines: We always strive to do the right things, independently.