About Us?

Cooperative Manduvira Ltda

Is a leading producer and exporter of organic certified sugar and Fair Trade in more than 30 countries worldwide. It is located in the district of Arroyos and Esteros, Paraguay.

It is committed to providing high quality products and complying with all the criteria of Fair Trade and organic production both agricultural and industrial. We are convinced that the best way to achieve sustainable and sustainable development is through the empowerment of small producers.

It currently has more than 1000 members who are producers of sugar cane, sesame, stevia, fruits, vegetables and other items of self-consumption.

 

Our vision

"Provide high quality services and efficiency as a cooperative to small producers to improve their quality of life and community. To be the leading Cooperative in Paraguay in Agricultural and Industrial Production, considering Sustainability, Diversification and Innovation. "

Our mission

"To promote the integral development and to provide services, with an honest, transparent and efficient administration to achieve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the associates and the community".

Our

Values fundamental:

OPEN AND VOLUNTARY MEMBERSHIP

The Manduvirá Cooperative is a voluntary organization open to all people who can use their services and are willing to accept membership responsibilities without gender, social, racial, political or religious discrimination. We seek that all voices are heard equitably and those of the marginalized and the most vulnerable are strengthened. We value every member of the team and we strive for everyone to fulfill their potential.

DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF MEMBERS

Members actively participate in policy-making and decision-making as part of the General Assembly, which is the highest policy body of the Cooperative.

ECONOMIC PARTICIPATION OF MEMBERS

The members of Manduvirá also contribute to and democratically control the capital of the cooperative. One of the most important annual decisions is the vote of the General Assembly on the distribution of the annual Fair Trade premium for the maximum communal benefits. See our annual reports for more details or service for results.

AUTONOMY & INDEPENDENCE

The Manduvira Cooperative is an autonomous self-help organization controlled by members. When entering into agreements with other organizations or raising capital from external sources, it is done in conditions that guarantee the democratic control of the members and thus maintain the autonomy of the cooperative.

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND INFORMATION

Manduvira not only provides education and training to members, elected representatives, managers and employees, so that they can effectively contribute to the development of the cooperative. Manduvirá also provides numerous services to the communities in which it operates.

To inform the public about the nature and benefits of cooperatives, Manduvirá established a daily radio program with information on Manduvirá's activities.

COOPERATION BETWEEN COOPERATIVES

Cooperatives serve their members more effectively and strengthen the cooperative movement by means of cooperative work through local, regional and international structures. This is the reason why Manduvira recognizes its many international, local cooperation and association partners as vital for its sucess. 

COMMITMENT TO THE COMMUNITY

Manduvirá, while focusing on the needs of members, works so hard for the sustainable development of their communities through policies and programs accepted by members, from education, health, financial support and infrastructure to environmental protection.

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