Unión Pro-Agro


Indigenous People(s): Aymara, Quechua
Country: Bolivia
Product(s): Coffee
Description: The Pro-Agro Union (UPA) was established in 2000, in the municipality of Chijchipani, Caranavi province, in order to support sustainable coffee production for its members. Many of the inhabitants are of Quechua and Aymara origin, and first or second generation migrants from the Altiplano, a region that had been severely affected by drought in the 1970s, which led to massive migration to the Caranavi region and the transition to coffee farming.

Today UPA has grown to a membership of 192 individuals and their families spread out across 11 different colonies. In Chijchipani, more than 85% of the population earns a living exclusively from coffee cultivation.

Today UPA has grown to a membership of 192 individuals and their families spread out across 11 different colonies. In Chijchipani, more than 85% of the population earns a living exclusively from coffee cultivation.
Location: Chijchipani, Caranavi
Source of Information: Unión pro-agro. Coop Coffees. Web. Accessed Jun 2015. Link.
Additional information: Link 1

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