Miel Mexicana Volcán Popocatepetl SC de RL - Supporting the organic honey value chain

Miel Mexicana Volcán Popocatepetl SC de RL

Supporting the organic honey value chain

Mexico

Fair trade

Trade in products that have been certified and carry a fair trade label. An example of this is a farmer’s cooperative that collectively sells its cocoa to a fair trade organization.

Miel Mexicana Volcán Popocatepetl SC de RL (Miel Mexicana) is an export-oriented production cooperative established by 35 honey producers in 2002. The cooperative focuses on the production of organic and fair-trade honey.

Miel Mexicana is one of the oldest fair trade organizations in Mexico. Over the years, it has grown at a steady pace thanks to sustainable policies and a clear focus on quality honey. The fair trade and organic certification also provides the cooperative with a clear competitive edge in the international market.

Miel Mexicana has also won the 'Sustainable rural development business award', granted by the Ministry of Agriculture. In 2011 it won the national export award and in 2012 the prestigious quality award during the international Apimondia beekeeping conference.

Miel Mexicana has a strong social and environmental profile. It teaches disadvantaged and marginalized people how to produce organic honey. It thus creates stable livelihoods for its members and gives them important new skills. The cooperative also makes schoolchildren and their families aware of the benefits of organic honey production. Finally, the cooperative has put in place good policies on human resources, environmental and social issues.

Miel Mexicana Volcán Popocatepetl SC de RL has been an Oikocredit partner since 2015.

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