Fundación Agraria y Ambiental Para el Desarrollo Sostenible (FUDAM) is a 300-member association of organic-certified, FTO, (and Rainforest Alliance–certified) growers that was founded in the year 2000 by just seven producers who shared a vision of sustainable agriculture as well as environmental protection and development. This group of smallholders lives in and around the small municipality of La Unión in Nariño - FUDAM encourages young coffee growers to continue in coffee farming by engaging with plants, and seeking innovation on the farm to grow and support their community.
The farmers pick their coffee during the day and depulp it in the afternoon, typically fermenting the lots for 16–24 hours dry. The coffees are generally washed two or three times before being dried either in small "casa elbas," mechanical dryers, or parabolic dryers. The mechanical drying takes between 25–40 hours, while the other drying structures can take up to 15 days
Altitude: 1600-2100 MASL