Small Coffee Producers

by Oct 5, 2022Blog, Pastoral and Social0 comments

Palenque, Chiapas, October 6, 2022.

On this occasion we wish to share with our entire Congregation some of the different moments experienced alongside this organization of Small Coffee Producers whom God has allowed us to accompany for several years among them, in their formation, training, self-management and accompaniment, “real and tangible presence of God’s love” (C2).

We are grateful for the opportunity granted to us by God and our Congregation to strive to be faithful to our Mission of “promoting the dignity of the human person” (C3) with whom we have contact and in following the Incarnate Word, undertaking our human existence, and making the suffering and hopes of his people our own.

The following photographs with their explanation are an attempt to somehow show what we have expressed in the above paragraphs.

Your Sisters in the Incarnate Word,
Sr. Ma. Guadalupe Angulo Fonseca and Sr. Dolores Ma. Di Costanzo Piñeiro.

 

Our client Thomas from the roasting company in Germany visits Tiemelonlá every year to analyze the pros and cons of the previous harvest and sign contracts for the upcoming harvest.

At the Coffee Fair held here in Palenque we participated by setting up a stand where Tiemelonlá products were exhibited and sold, which are coffee, entomopathogenic fungi, Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium and Micelio, which is the seed that produces the Zeta edible mushroom.

On this occasion, we received the visit of the Bishop of San Cristobal de las Casas and the Parish Priest of Palenque. Tiemelonlá and the CCVI community with this solidarity economy project, belong to the Diocese of San Cristóbal de las Casas, since its inception with the blessing of Don Samuel Ruiz †.

This photograph tells us about the training offered by the Director of CERTIMEX of the Certifying Agency and the Director of MEXICO ORGÁNICO to the group of Internal Inspectors, Technicians and Directors of Tiemelonlá on the requirements for the Internal Control System (SIC) for the certification of organic products in accordance with the European Union Regulation 2018/848; ALOA AND USDA-NOP. The work of the Internal Inspectors is very important because they review all the partners’ coffee plantations, ensuring that the coffee production follows the Norms of the aforementioned Regulation, on which the integrity of the organic product is based.

Due to the need to control the pests that affect coffee, with biological control Tiemelonlá produces the entomopathogenic fungi Beauveria bassiana and Metarhizium in its own laboratory. In this photograph we see test tubes where the spores grow with a special formula, resulting in F1.

When the spores grow in F1 tubes and become the living fungus, they are dispersed in distilled water and subsequently inoculated into previously sterilized rice inside autoclaves.

He is Fernando Gutiérrez Moreno, responsible for the production of the three products mentioned above, he is also a partner of Tiemelonlá and a producer of organic coffee, he belongs to the Tzeltal ethnic group, his mother tongue is Tzeltal and also speaks perfect Spanish.

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