AMPROCAL is an all-female cooperative based in the San Marcos region of Western Honduras. It was
established in 2007 by a group of 8 women producers to strengthen the presence of all female
producers in the area, they now have 86 members.
The farmers are provided support from an agronomist to improve productivity and sustainability of
their farms. There is also a focus on environmental conservation with pulp and honey water being
turned into organic fertilizer which they are taught correctly to prepare and apply to the land.
Amprocal is part of the IWCA The International Women’s Coffee Alliance, whose mission is to
empower women in the international coffee community to achieve meaningful and sustainable lives;
and to encourage and recognize the participation of women in all aspects of the coffee industry.
The Amprocal offices itself is powered by the waste waters from coffee biogas, making it carbon
neutral. Amprocal contributes to teachers’ salaries, provides supplies to schools in the area, it
supports local communities with sports programs via uniforms and money to build fields. These
activities help the local communities to grow and give children the chance to learn about teamwork
This is our first directly traded coffee for Bell lane Coffee, the coffee is Fairtrade & Organic certified.
Stephen and Niko visited the farm in March 2019. This is the first exciting relationship and one we plan
to grow over the coming years.