Linking Family Farmers With the Global Supply Chain
Based in Managua, Nicaragua, Cosecha works with smallholder farming families to help them sell their products directly to the international food industry. This sustainable business model helps farmers increase their income, strengthen economic resiliency and restore environmental health in the region. Cosecha is a “Global Impact Investing Rating System Impact Rated” inclusive business that meets the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability. Sidley is assisting Cosecha with review of export contracts and the legal structure of the business, as well as providing advice on labeling and regulatory requirements for packaged products.
Emerging Enterprises Pro Bono Program / Linking Family Farmers With the Global Supply Chain
“Our goal is to improve Nicaraguan farmers’ income levels and the communities in which they live. Being able to access Sidley’s international legal advice has been extremely timely for us as we further scale our social business model.”
– Pilar Martinez, Co-founder and Board Member, Cosecha