The main benefit of the certification is indirect, in the sense of improving management practice, which in turn improves the producer’s efficiency. There is also an improvement in the coffee quality, because many good production practices are to be fulfilled in order to get the certification. Gradually the producers get access to special market niches and can add value to his or her product.
For the above reasons Tulha Farm has gained “Certifica Minas” certification, with good practices of a farm that works with honesty and dedication, reducing the usage of agro toxics and improving sustainability practices.
Recently we have been pursuing other certifications such as IMA certificate for our organic coffee and also other international certification such as UTZ and Rainforest Alliance. Our final goal is to make our coffee production 100% organic.