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 Cosecha Partners

Country  Nicaragua
Beneficiaries                      Smallholder farmers 
Project Description  Cosecha Partners S.A. is a mission-driven enterprise that supplies organic and all natural specialty foods and ingredients to the international food industry while benefiting smallholder farmers and their communities. Based in Managua, Nicaragua, they source, process, and distribute commercial volumes of bulk seeds, beans, specialty cacao, and other superfoods to the natural, gourmet, and specialty food industries. Their customers range from wholesalers and food ingredient distributors to organic food brands, bean to bar chocolate makers, and nutraceutical companies. Cosecha Partners brings the highest quality whole foods and specialty ingredients from Nicaragua to market through sustainable, shared-value approach. They specialize in the integration of smallholder farmers from marginalized communities into sustainable value chains. Cosecha Partners is a GIIRS (Global Impact Investing Rating System) Impact Rated inclusive business that meets the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability.
Scope of Legal Assistance  Sidley is assisting with: i. review of export contracts, supply agreements, and other sales contracts; ii. Review of the legal structure of the business to maximize efficiencies; iii. Legal advice on labelling and regulatory requirements for packaged products