Asia

Indonesia

Region(s)

Pagar Alam

Implementer

Nedcoffee, IDH

Project

Empowering Robusta Farmers for Coffee Garden Rejuvanation and Enterprise Development to Strengthen and Diversify incomes (EMPOWER)

Introduction

The EMPOWER program is aimed at capacity building, improving livelihoods, and addressing deforestation. This project intends to target those producers and volumes of coffee that are not yet environmentally, economically and or socially responsible therefore bringing up the conditions of the bottom line of coffee in this region. Such a strategy aims to build the resilience of future generations of farmers, so that they can manage through bad crops and support themselves by nurturing a diversity of income sources and in time a higher quality and quantity production revenue.

The Project

This project invests in capacity building and agroforestry training of about 4,000 farmers over the course of three years.

  • Preparing farmers for adapting to and mitigating the effects of climate change
  • Nurseries to grow appropriate varieties to be able to replace old/ low producing plants
  • Adoption of coffee agroforestry management practices, improving biodiversity and soil health
  • Understanding of markets to engage in value chains
  • Produce more quality, and an overall marketable product
  • Farmer extension training, key farmers as change agents in adopting agroforestry practices
  • Produce additional crops as alternative income sources

Partners

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Status

Ongoing

Duration

3 Years

Timeframe

2017-2020

Farmers

4,000

% Female Farmers & Youth

30%

Coffee Households

20,000

Areas of work

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  • prosperity-of-farmers-icon@2x.pngProsperity of farmers

Project themes

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  • yield-improvement@2x.pngYield improvement
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  • climate-change@2x.pngClimate change