Fair Trade Alliance Kerala / Elements

India Group of coffee growers

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Fair Trade Alliance Kerala (FTAK) is a farmer organisation that was founded in 2005 in Kerala, South India; it is the first coffee cooperative to be fair trade certified from India. Today, more than 6’000 farmers are members of the organisation.

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Amongst them, around 1’800 small coffee producers are all located in the Wayanad district of Kerala, in the Western Ghats hills, which is a world heritage site. The farmers also reside within the Nilgiri Biosphere, a world biodiversity hotspot. Coffee, mainly Robusta, is produced between 700-1000 meter above see level. Elements Homestead Products Ltd. is the exporting partner of FTAK.

Certifications

Organic FairTrade Rainforest Alliance