Banana and coffee producers from Latin America, as well as from the Caribbean and Africa, will meet from 17 to next April 22 in Punta Cana, in the eastern Dominican Republic, the organization of the activity reported on Wednesday.
Organized by the Latin American and Caribbean Coordinator of Small Producers and Fair Trade Workers (CLAC), The event will bring together producers, buyers, importers, non-governmental organizations, international experts and the most relevant actors in the value chain of these products and the Fair Trade industry.
In the banana forum, they will talk about biodiversity in the production of the product, sustainable production systems and environmental impact, market situation and cluster panorama.
While in the cocoa the impact of production standards will be discussed sustainability, the challenges in the industry and global consumption trends, according to a statement from CLAC.
CLAC is the network of fair trade producers and workers in Latin America and the Caribbean and counts among its members around 1,000 organizations in 23 countries.
These organizations represent more than half a million producers and workers, and their main products are coffee, bananas, cocoa, sugar, honey, fresh and dried fruits, flowers, grapes, quinoa, among others.