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

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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 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

Developing a sustainable supply chain model for unwashed coffee in Ethiopia

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 14:41

The project would create a blueprint for supporting Ethiopia's private hulling stations to achieve baseline sustainability compliance and then for the industry to trade sustainable coffees through the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX). It would also demonstrate the incentives for sustainable production to farmers, hulling station owners, the ECX, and the Ethiopian government.

Duration:Jan 2013 - Dec 2016
Number of farmers:
140000

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

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

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

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