FAPECAFES (Federation of Ecological Coffee Producer Associations in the Southern Region) based in the southern town of Loja and its associated farmer group PROCAFEQ. FAPECAFES was formally incorporated in 2002 as an umbrella organization of seven producer groups (APECAM, PROCAP, PROCAFEQ, APEOSAE, APECAEL, APECAP, and ACRIM), currently representing 1654 families. 95% of the growers are farming less than 1 ½ hectares with an average yield of six quintales per hectare due to an extremely mature stock of coffee plants. Coffee is grown in a wide variety of micro-climates between 800-2000 meters. They became FLO fair trade certified in 2002.