A sweet trip to the capital of honey continues…Mr. Luis Villarroel Iraira (61), the new elected president of COASBA honey cooperative, has recognized an improvement in his quality of life and that of the producers since they joined Fairtrade. 

“To be part of this cooperative”, he says, “it is necessary to be loyal, to respect the partners and to love the cooperative”.

This has been the key that has kept them together, despite everything. The cooperative is a member of Chile’s national network of beekeepers and prides itself on high technical and sanitary standards. “It is our own business”, adds Iraira with a smile, regarding what has been accomplished throughout the years.
Fairtrade International’s Liaison Officer Ingrid Allende joined COASBA honey cooperative in Chile for their general assembly. The election process was a chance for producers to talk about their organization and their reasons for becoming a cooperative. Read more here…

A sweet trip to the capital of honey continues…

Mr. Luis Villarroel Iraira (61), the new elected president of COASBA honey cooperative, has recognized an improvement in his quality of life and that of the producers since they joined Fairtrade. 

“To be part of this cooperative”, he says, “it is necessary to be loyal, to respect the partners and to love the cooperative”.

This has been the key that has kept them together, despite everything. The cooperative is a member of Chile’s national network of beekeepers and prides itself on high technical and sanitary standards.

“It is our own business”, adds Iraira with a smile, regarding what has been accomplished throughout the years.

Fairtrade International’s Liaison Officer Ingrid Allende joined COASBA honey cooperative in Chile for their general assembly. The election process was a chance for producers to talk about their organization and their reasons for becoming a cooperative. Read more here…