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SDG 8 - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

SDG no: 
8

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

Strengthening the smallholder Robusta farmer in OKU Selatan, Indonesia

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 16:04

"This project aims to improve the profitability, through improved productivity and efficiency of coffee production and to develop strong, accountable, resilient farmer organizations for Indonesian smallholder Robusta farming households in Sumatera Selatan.

This is achieved firstly by organizing smallholders into farmer organizations based on membership that provide farmers with support and improve their access to markets and services. Within farmer groups, training and technical assistance will be made available in order to increase coffee yields and economic efficiency through improved harvest and post-harvest practices. Through this project farmers will have a better understanding of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), more entrepreneurial opportunities and coffee households can become independent. The project has a focus on climate change adaption (with specific mention of tackling erosion and using integrated farm management for sustainable production systems) and an emphasis on gender equity and youth involvement."

Duration:Jan 2015 - Dec 2017
Number of farmers:
10000

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

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