The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC)
A non-profit business association founded in 1927 as a business cooperative that promotes the production and exportation of Colombian coffee to achieve its mission of improving the quality of life of Colombia's coffee growers.
It currently represents more than 500,000 producers, most of whom are small family owned farms. The Federation supports research and development in the production of coffee through grants to local universities and through its sponsored research institute, known as Cenicafé. The Federation also monitors production to ensure export quality standards are met and it is very active in all areas related to sustainability (see www.SustainabilityThatMatters.org).