COOPERATIVA UNIÓN DE PALMICULTORES DE LA COSTA DE CHIAPAS

QUICK STATS

284  members

15 communities supplying fresh fruit

2000 ha planted, of which 1745 ha are in production

32 direct jobs generated

COOPERATIVA UNIÓN DE PALMICULTORES DE LA COSTA DE CHIAPAS​

 

The Cooperative is made up of small palm oil producers, with an office located in Chiapas, Mexico. Its main objective is to achieve sustainability. As a recent achievement they have the collaboration agreement with Solidaridad for technical training in sustainability focused on RSPO (Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil) to obtain certification.

History

 

The Cooperative began in 1998 as a working group, and its initial members were called "Palmicultores". There were 800 producers with the initial purpose of requesting subsidies from the Federal and State Government to finance the cultivation of oil palm being a constant in those years the low price and few options to market the fresh fruit of oil palm. In 2008 they were legally constituted as Cooperative. On November 3, 2010, they laid the foundation stone for the construction of a palm oil extraction plant with a processing capacity of 10 tons per hour. The financing was for shares with a cost of one thousand pesos being obligatory to have land and to deliver the fruit of the plantation; the machinery of the process and part of the construction was acquired on credit with a local supplier, starting operations in May 2015 with high expectations of growth and agroindustrial development producing red oil, are currently in the process of expanding the process line.

SIGA EL SIGUIENTE PASO HACIA UN ACEITE DE PALMA SOSTENIBLE
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El aceite de palma y los productos derivados de la palma están en todas partes. ¿Por qué? Porque es el aceite vegetal menos costoso del mundo. Además de eso, es increíblemente versátil en sus aplicaciones. Sin embargo, el alcance del aceite de palma se extiende más allá de sus productos y usos, lo que tiene consecuencias para los humanos y las tierras en que se produce este aceite. Esta es la razón por la cual una producción sostenible es capaz de transformar industrias y vidas en todo el mundo. Buscamos brindar soluciones específicas para cada país y contexto, tanto para los pequeños agricultores, como las fábricas y las empresas, al reunir a múltiples actores, desarrollando alianzas mutuamente beneficiosas, y apoyando la implementación de prácticas sostenibles.

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