28 Mar '16, 1pm
Mitsubishi Corporation Donates Us$100,000 to the Forester Families Program
During a meeting with Roberto Vélez, CEO of the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC), the Japanese company Mitsubishi Corporation donated US$ 100,000 to the ‘Forester Families Program’. Launched in 2008, the program is a joint initiative of the FNC, the Government of Colombia, local authorities, and other actors including Mitsubishi. The ‘Forester Families Program’ benefits 2,880 smallholder coffee producers throughout the departments of Nariño, Huila, Cauca, Tolima, Magdalena, La Guajira, Norte de Santander, Boyacá and Santander. It provides trainings and skills development to smallholder coffee growers and improves their post-harvesting procedures and infrastructure while preserving the environment. In July 2008, the Mitsubishi Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding with the Government of Colombia and the FNC. The compa...