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SDG 17 - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

SDG no: 
17

Sustainable Technologies to Boost Productivity, Resilience to Severe Climate, Coffee Quality, and Livelihoods of Brazilian Coffee Farmers

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 16:39

This project focuses on training small and medium farmers to improve coffee sustainability through smart, clean and efficient technologies. Trainings and technologies ultimately aim to address coffee quality and provide means to access better markets. Resilience against severe climate conditions is developed through smart and low cost practices on soil, plant and pest management in order to increase yields and sustainability while lowering costs. Moreover, the advantages of being organized into groups, associations and cooperatives (such as bulk input buying and selling coffee as a group) are highlighted. Lastly, trainings have a specific focus on increasing the number of women in leadership and entrepreneurial positions. As a result of the project, a more stable supply of sustainable Brazilian coffee will be available for export while simultaneously improving farmers’ quality of life

Duration:Jan 2014 - Dec 2017
Number of farmers:
2000

Sustainable Technologies to Boost Productivity, Resilience to Severe Climate, Coffee Quality, and Livelihoods of Brazilian Coffee Farmers

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 14:41

<p>This project focuses on training small and medium farmers to improve coffee sustainability through smart, clean and efficient technologies. Trainings and technologies ultimately aim to address coffee quality and provide means to access better markets. Resilience against severe climate conditions is developed through smart and low cost practices on soil, plant and pest management in order to increase yields and sustainability while lowering costs. Moreover, the advantages of being organized into groups, associations and cooperatives (such as bulk input buying and selling coffee as a group) are highlighted. Lastly, trainings have a specific focus on increasing the number of women in leadership and entrepreneurial positions. As a result of the project, a more stable supply of sustainable Brazilian coffee will be available for export while simultaneously improving farmers' quality of life.</p>

Duration:Jan 2014 - Dec 2017
Number of farmers:
2000

The Ecosystem Chain Scale in a Sustainable Smallholders Coffee Business

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 14:41

This project aims to address the needs of Indonesian coffee farmers in the AMSTIRDAM (Ampel Gading, Sumber Manjing Wetan, Tirtoyudo, and Dampit sub-districts) region and in the process, expand the partnership between PT Asal Jaya and farmers for a greater supply of high quality green coffee and increased prosperity and stability in the region. The project intends to facilitate a 20% increase in productivity per year. Farmers who join the programme will be grouped into independent 'Sustainable Agricultural Business Clusters' (SABCs) and will benefit from better prices through collective marketing. Individual farmers will gain knowledge and skills, making them more resistant against climate change and market risks. Beyond this, 108 innovation and learning Farmer Driven Research (FDR) centers are being created to develop and test new coffee seedling varietals and use new technology in an integrated coffee-farming model. The FDR will function as learning destinations for coffee farmers of the AMSTIRDAM districts and beyond.

Duration:Jan 2015 - Dec 2020
Number of farmers:
15000

Revitalization of the Cote d’Ivoire Coffee Sector

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 14:41

The Olam project in Cote d'Ivoire has varied, practical mechanisms for revitalizing the coffee sector in the country. Through partnering cooperatives, the project will firstly distribute high yield coffee seedlings. Beyond this, 1280 hectares of coffee plantations will be established or rejuvenated, in a sustainable way which does not lead to deforestation. 4000 producers will also be trained in Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), environmental and social norms. Furthermore, 100 hulling machines will be distributed to the cooperatives included in the project in an effort to improve post-harvest practices and infrastructure. These hulling machines will be provided to cooperatives on credit as a medium term material financing scheme. With each coffee delivery a deduction is made, alllowing farmers to pay off these hulling machines over time. More efficient coffee processing (and hence more coffee) from this infrastructure allows farmers to pay back these credit loans without creating further financial pressure.

Duration:Jan 2015 - Dec 2021
Number of farmers:
4000

Sustainable Management Services Hucasa

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 14:41

The project aims to increase farm productivity and reduce farming costs while facilitating better working conditions, compliance to international standards and the reduction of soil contamination and greenhouse gasses through efficient use of agro-inputs.

Duration:Jan 2015 - Dec 2019
Number of farmers:
1200

Provision of Financial and Non-Financial Services through Coffee Service Centers

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 14:41

This project aims to increase access to service delivery for smallholder Ugandan coffee farmers by using dry mills as service centers for farmers. Service delivery to farmers takes a variety of forms in this project. Firstly, the provision of rental equipment to individual smallholder farmers and communities alike, including pruning equipment, drying trays and crop protection equipment. Nurseries will also be established so that farmers have access to high yield and disease-resistant planting material that can gradually rejuvenate old plantations. At the service centers reliable and quality inputs can be bulked and are thus available to farmers at a competitive price. Moreover, the service centers are the site for Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) training. Training on crop protection and management will be conducted using the 'Farmer Field School' approach. The four dry mills chosen to be service centers for the farmers also serve as data collection points to measure and tailor services provided based on the needs of the farmers while still providing milling services, transportation services and temporal storage facilities. The project also provides financial services to coffee farmers. Through a 'Village Savings and Loans Associations' (VSLA) methodology, savings from individual farmers are mobilized a t a community level to give farmers access to loans for financial inputs and household level finance. Individual farmers and farmer groups are also linked to formal financial institutions. The approach of this project means that the coffee supply chain is streamlined- providing farmers with direct access to an exporter through a network of depot committees and their smallholder producer constituents as well as access to dry mills. Increased grower groups and associations creates better visibility in the market, collective marketing and higher economies of scale while also providing more traceability.

Duration:Jan 2015 - Jun 2019
Number of farmers:
20000

Increase of the Income Earning Capacity Through Participatory Training Approach and Access to Fertilizers

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 14:41

The "Increase of the Income Earning Capacity Through Participatory Training Approach and Access to Fertilizers" (IPTF) project aims to address several issues in Colombian coffee production namely sub-optimal yields and high costs of production. Two possible causes of the cub-optimal yields in the sector are the low adoption of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and poor record keeping. Traditional, top-down training approaches have witnessed limited results in productivity increase ad cost reduction. For this reason, the IPTF project uses farmer trainers and farmer field school structures to tackle the issues Colombian coffee farmers face. While these approaches in themselves are not necessarily new, the project is innovative is several ways. Firstly, farmers from each region select their own GAP priorities that are then incorporated into on-farm demonstrations (rather than classroom trainings). Beyond this, the project also introduces a new, tablet-based record keeping system for crop management, training registration and agro-input efficiency measurement. This system provides farmers with a communication platform with technicians, when they are not with farmers in the field. Lastly, fertilizer and construction materials will be provided through demo plots throughout the 3 years to ensure the correct usage of materials in the right timeframe.

Duration:Jan 2015 - Dec 2019
Number of farmers:
1000

Enhancing Sustainability of Coffee-based Agriculture (ESCA) in Laos

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 14:41

The Enhancing Sustainability of Coffee-based Agriculture in Laos (ESCA Laos) project aims to address the main needs of coffee farmers on the Bolaven Plateau, the source of over 95% of Laos coffee. Land availability (and specifically the availability of land suitable for agriculture) in the area is limited and thus the pressure for usable land is rising. Farmers have to increase the yields and the quality of their coffee in order to improve their agriculture based income in the future. Lao coffee production is characterized by a lack of improved management techniques. The project supports the improvement of the coffee quality and farm productivity through Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Post Harvest Management trainings. In addition the project trains the farmers on recording and analyzing their farm activities and developing business plans. The improvement in quantity and quality might require increased inputs to be applied by the farmers. The project will set up a system enabling the farmers to access inputs (including finance) provided by the implementing partner or third parties. The target of the project is the improvement of the coffee production of individual farmers but, to effectively organize the trainings and other services to the farmers, the project creates groups or supports existing groups and helps them to provide services to their members. The project will support the farmers and farmer groups to work together in business oriented cooperatives. By improving the quality and establishing a proper Laos supply-chain, farmers will receive a better price for their coffee. By working in business oriented group and cooperative structures the farmers will have access to additional services.

Duration:Jan 2015 - Dec 2020
Number of farmers:
3600

Sustainable Management Services Antioquia and Risaralda

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 14:41

Project aims to improve soil (including cleaner compost and treated waste products), sequestrate carbon and reduce contamination. 1200 farmers will reach a level of sustainability with 160 lead farmers and 500 farmers reached by financial services (farmer groups will be financed and linked to technical assistance). Model farm & demo lot structure will be used to show improvements with basic training support.

Duration:Jan 2013 - Dec 2018
Number of farmers:
1200

Tchibo Joint Forces!

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 17:46

Small scale coffee farmers in Santa Barbara, Huehuetenango face yields approximately 50% lower than large scale plantations in other regions of Guatemala. This is largely due to limited familiarity with Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), a lack of market knowledge and a lack of market access. This project aims to assist farmers in capturing the value from higher quality coffee with the skills required to produce consistent quality coffee in small-scale home mills. The project will organize farmers into 40 groups of 25 members. These groups will address the key issues faced by small scale farmers while building healthy market systems and service delivery models the help farmers adopt and sustain practices necessary to break the cycle of poverty. Demonstration pots will be used as sites for monthly activity-based lessons focused on practical agronomy and business skills (including record-keeping, profit and loss determination and ‘farming as a business’ best practices). These farmer groups will also be connected to local input suppliers to secure discount prices through bulk purchases. Links with Counisa/Unicafe will be fostered so that farmers receive regular feedback regarding coffee quality.

Duration:Mar 2017 - Apr 2018
Number of farmers:
1000

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