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Farmer to Farmer (F2F) Sumatra

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 17:14

Following the first phase of the Semend0 program (which ended in 2015), this project aims to extend on the work done in the first phase by engaging additional farming households in Indonesia, on a voluntary basis. Farmers who took part in phase one of the Semendo program will receive additional support on the application of innovative GAP (Good Agricultural Practices), including triple integrated pest management and post-harvest machinery. New farming households and farmer groups will take part in basic GAP training (focused on soil, tree, pests, harvest and post-harvest management) as well as training on integrated family farming (using a Gender Action Learning for Sustainability at Scale methodology). By adopting these practices and building on practices learnt in phase 1, production is expected to increase by an average of 30% while coffee quality will increase by 10%. At least 80% of beneficiaries will adopt a 5 year vision for their farms, maintain regular record keeping, improve joint planning and better their decision making within their families. The Semendo Coffee Farmer Association, established in phase 1 of the project, will be empowered to provide technical and financial services to other farmers. The Semendo Coffee Farmer Association will become a well-governed and representative producer organization with increased engagement from youth and women to ensure sustainability beyond 2019. The association will be equipped to provide farming inputs and credit products to its members and increase bargaining power on price premiums. The Semendo 'Farmer Training Center', also established during phase 1 of the project, aims to be a regional coffee learning center (complete with demo-plantations, a soil analysis laboratory and internet access) where local government officers and farmers alike can receive assistance and information.Following the first phase of the Semend0 program (which ended in 2015), this project aims to extend on the work done in the first phase by engaging additional farming households in Indonesia, on a voluntary basis. Farmers who took part in phase one of the Semendo program will receive additional support on the application of innovative GAP (Good Agricultural Practices), including triple integrated pest management and post-harvest machinery. New farming households and farmer groups will take part in basic GAP training (focused on soil, tree, pests, harvest and post-harvest management) as well as training on integrated family farming (using a Gender Action Learning for Sustainability at Scale methodology). By adopting these practices and building on practices learnt in phase 1, production is expected to increase by an average of 30% while coffee quality will increase by 10%. At least 80% of beneficiaries will adopt a 5 year vision for their farms, maintain regular record keeping, improve joint planning and better their decision making within their families. The Semendo Coffee Farmer Association, established in phase 1 of the project, will be empowered to provide technical and financial services to other farmers. The Semendo Coffee Farmer Association will become a well-governed and representative producer organization with increased engagement from youth and women to ensure sustainability beyond 2019. The association will be equipped to provide farming inputs and credit products to its members and increase bargaining power on price premiums. The Semendo 'Farmer Training Center', also established during phase 1 of the project, aims to be a regional coffee learning center (complete with demo-plantations, a soil analysis laboratory and internet access) where local government officers and farmers alike can receive assistance and information.

Duration:Jan 2015 - Apr 2019
Number of farmers:
3000

Sustainable development for Narino Coffee Growers

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 14:41

The Tchibo and Carcafe Sustainable Development for Nariño Coffee Growers Program aims to improve sustainability, adaption to climate change, cost management and quality consistency through farm investment and producer association. Farmers will be organized into associations, allowing them to sell their coffee directly to exporters and avoiding 'intermediatos'. These assosiations will also promote the inclusion of women and youth to encourage generational sustainability. Parallel to this, waste water treatment will be available to 60% of farm households included in this project and Nariño river basins will be reforested. All farmers will receive training om soil and ecosystem protection.

Duration:Jan 2016 - Oct 2018
Number of farmers:
1700

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

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

Kahawa Bora: Building capacity and providing services to Tanzanian coffee farmers

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 14:41

The Kahawa Bora project aims to train 10,000 farmers in Good Agricultural Practices while paying special attention to income diversification, managing household finances and 'farming as a business'. The farmers targeted in this program will also be organized into 200 registered farmer groups and collective coffee processing within groups will be encouraged. Beyond this, the project will provide access to improved varietals of coffee plant seedlings, finance and other agro-inputs. 1 000 households will also make use of 'Farmer Field Books' to record their farm finances and help in their decision making regarding farm investments. The project also focuses on actively including both women and youth in their activities.

Duration:Jan 2015 - Dec 2020
Number of farmers:
10000

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