Desos Opció Solidaria NGO needs 15.000 euros to build a drying machine, a fermenter machine and a warehouse to get producer families out of their current precarious work situation.
Cocoa has an added value compared to other agricultural products. Unlike rice, beans, maize or other important basic products grown in Kukra River for consumption, cocoa helps the promotion of the productive economy of the region.
Cocoa is already grown in Kukra River by local producers. Each producer ferment and dry the crop in its own plot, without having the necessary equipment, so the cocoa is being sold at low prices that do not allow economic development of farming families.
To improve the quality of cocoa and allow the commercialization at a fairer price in the national and international markets is essential to provide farmers with new tools to increase the value of production. To do this, Desos Opció Solidaria NGO is seeking funds to build a drying machine, a fermenter machine and a warehouse in the COOPMULKRI’s installations, located in the community of La Aurora, Kukra River, Nicaragua.
15,000 euros is the amount needed to expand facilities and to ensure the training of farmers through various workshops on farming techniques, management, gender equality, cooperatives, environmental sustainability and technical advice in the field.
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Source: Desos Opció Solidària NGO