South America

Peru

Region(s)

San Martin, Huanuco

Implementor

TechnoServe, PERHUSA, USAID

Project

Coffee Alliance for Excellence (CAFÉ)

Introduction

These regions were severly affected by coffee rust between 2012 and 2014, and have not recovered since. Coffee makes up to 20% of total agricultural employment, with over 95% of farms being less than 5 hectares in size. Farmers are not organized nor have a well defined supply chain. As such, the vast majority of Peruvian coffee farmers live in poverty caused by low farm productivity, high production costs and low coffee quality exacerbated by an inefficient market system.

The Project

The overall objective is for 5,000 coffee smallholder farmers to improve their livelihoods and sustainability. The program will focus on integrating coffee farmers into a more profitable, inclusive and sustainable market system.

  • Increasing productivity at farm level
  • Improving access to finance for farm rehabilitation, inputs and on-farm post-harvest infrastructure
  • Strengthening Producer Organizations and linking them with exporters and export markets

Partners

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Status

Ongoing

Duration

3 Years

Timeframe

2017-2020

Farmers

10,000

% Female Farmers & Youth

25%

Coffee Households

50,000

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

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  • farm-management@2x.pngFarm maganement
  • yield-improvement@2x.pngYield improvement
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