Katell Segalen de Arriaga works for Guatemala’s Federation of Cooperatives of Coffee Producers (FEDECOCAGUA), which has been part of the SAFIN Network since 2017. A French national, she holds an MBA in Agri-business.
In FEDECOCAGUA, Katell Segalen de Arriaga is in charge of managing social projects that support Guatemalan coffee cooperatives’ small producers through the Ulrich Gurtner Kappeler Foundation. These projects promote social development through a range of activities in areas like education and economic development at the household level. Among other actions, these projects have sponsored the construction of new classrooms in local schools and improved wet mills and storage facilities, which has enabled cooperatives themselves to increase coffee productivity and quality.