South America

Peru

Region(s)

San Martin, Cajamarca
and Amazonas

Implementer

OLAM

Project

JDE-OLAM Joint Sustainability Initiative

Introduction

Peru is the 5th largest Arabica producer with 4% of global Arabica supply. Productivity is low and consequently so are incomes, around 60% of farmers have access to credit. However, most of them rely on non-formal channels of lending, with interest of more than 40% per annum. Intermediaries control the local market, purchasing around 90% of the crop. The project will focus on setting up farmer centers as commercially viable service hubs that can continue to operate as legacy institutions and continue after the project ends

The Project

The overall goal of the project is to establish an economically sustainable, socially acceptable, environmentally viable and cost-efficient supply chain between 1,500 coffee farmers, Olam Peru and international buyers such as JDE.

  • Improve farm productivity
  • Facilitate access to finance
  • Professionalise farm management
  • Improve farm economic efficiency and farmer income
  • Promote environmental and social steward communities
  • Set-up commercially viable service delivery structures through farmer centres

 

Partners

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Status

Ongoing

Duration

5 Years

Timeframe

2017-2021

Farmers

1,500

% Female Farmers & Youth

15%

Coffee Households

7,500

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

  • farm-management@2x.pngFarm maganement
  • yield-improvement@2x.pngYield improvement
  • Soil.pngSoil
  • Water.pngWater Conservation