Current Latin America programmes

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INSPIRE

Peru’s 2.3 million smallholder farmers face a daily struggle to improve their livelihoods in the face of multiple threats (National Agricultural Census, 2012). The smallholder coffee farmers we work with are located in some of the most isolated regions of Peru and are vulnerable to challenges including: international price volatility, changing climates and a dependence …

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Rooted In Quality

Rooted in Quality supports smallholder coffee farmers in the Dominican Republic and Haiti to improve their coffee quality and diversify their incomes. We have been working with two partner organisations – Fedecares in the Dominican Republic and Recocarno in Haiti – to deliver this project and improve livelihoods for 5,000 smallholder coffee farmers and their …

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Past programmes

Pangoa

Pangoa Producer Leadership School

Pangoa is a smallholder coffee cooperative in central Peru committed to engaging young people as leaders in farming. This project was designed to develop the leadership and business skills of local farmers, to encourage the long term sustainability of the cooperative, and ensure that their future leaders and board members had the required skills.

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Young Rural Entrepreneurs

The Frontera San Igancio (FSI) coffee cooperative has approximately 700 members and is based in Peru, not far from the border with Ecuador. In 2010 they launched a new initiative to encourage marginalised groups such as young people and women to become involved in high quality coffee farming.

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Coocafe PPP

COOCAFE is a coffee cooperative in Costa Rica with 6,200 members. In 2012 they prepared for their Fair Trade audit by updating their organisation’s database of information on all member farmers of their primary cooperatives and trained senior managers in Fair Trade principles and standards.

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Cecovasa PPP Peru

Cecovasa is a coffee cooperative in Peru of 350 farmers. As coffee is only harvested once a year, in 2011 they used funds from CPF to train 135 of their farmers how to produce artisan sugar to provide them with supplementary income.

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