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Agricultural Cooperatives Workshop
An agronomist by profession, Leonardo Delgado also holds a degree in business management from Mariano Gálvez University in Guatemala. Since 1990, Mr. Delgado has been the general manager of FEDECOVERA - Federacion de Cooperativas de las Verapaces. Prior to his appointment at FEDECOVERA, he acquired a solid experience in agronomy and agricultural finance. He has been active for over 20 years within numerous boards of directors, including the National Coffee Association (ANACAFE), the National Institute of Cooperatives (INACOP) and the Rural Development Bank of Guatemala. He regularly speaks at various international events.
The Federation of Cooperatives of the Verapaces (FEDECOVERA) is an independent organization consisting of 36 top-quality cooperatives made up of 60,000 people. We also support and assist 80,000 small farmers organized into 33 groups. All our members are indigenous Maya, primarily Q’eqchi’ and Pocomchi. The primary economic activities of these people are sustainable forestry development and the cultivation of the highest quality coffee, cardamom, and black tea.
FEDECOVERA was founded in 1976 and is legally registered as a second-level cooperative organization. We are proud of the work we have done for the last 30 years in helping to provide a better life for the indigenous peoples of Guatemala.
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