Africa

Ethiopia

Region(s)

Jimma, Lekempti

Implementor

TechnoServe

Project

Developing a Sustainable Supply Chain Model for Unwashed Coffee in Ethiopia - Phase II

Introduction

Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) is supporting an export-oriented coffee sector in Jimma and Lekempti, Ethiopia in order to increase the volume of sustainably produced coffee in its supply chain and improve the livelihoods of coffee farmers. TechnoServe will continue collabourating with JDE through a three-year JDE Origin Project, which will build upon the successes of the JDE project launched in 2014, or “JDE Phase I”. JDE has the opportunity to increase the scale and ensure sustainability of the activities launched during JDE Phase I.

The Project

The JDE Origin Project ultimately seeks to deepen and expand JDE’s coffee supply chain in Jimma and Lekempti, Ethiopia by improving the productivity and sustainability of coffee production in the region.

  • Improved the compliance of 30 privately owned hulling station businesses from JDE Phase I and an additional 60 businesses with sustainability standards through formal training, coaching, and verification services.
  • Trained an additional 7,500 Ethiopian smallholder coffee farmers, of which at least 30% will be women, to improve coffee productivity, environmental sustainability, and financial literacy.

Partners

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Status

Ongoing

Duration

4 Years

Timeframe

2018 - 2021

Farmers

7,500

% Female Farmers & Youth

30%

Coffee Households

37,500

Areas of work

  • sustainability-of-land-icon@2x.pngSustainability of land
  • equality-of-people-icon@2x.pngEquality of people
  • prosperity-of-farmers-icon@2x.pngProsperity of farmers

Project themes

  • gender-equality@2x.pngGender and Youth Inclusivity
  • working-conditions@2x.pngWorking Conditions
  • child-labour@2x.pngChild Labour
  • farm-management@2x.pngFarm Management
  • yield-improvement@2x.pngYield Improvement
  • climate-change@2x.pngClimate Change