Brazil

Brazil Regional Project
Minas Gerais

Brazil

Brazil: The 3rd Coffee Quality Competition
Santo Antonio do Amparo

Brazil

coffee&climate
worldwide

Brazil

Farmer Story: Meet Sr. Jesus
Minas Gerais

El Salvador

coffee&climate
worldwide

El Salvador

Trifinio Regional Program
Trifinio

Tanzania

Coffee Farmers Alliance Tanzania
Tanzania

Tanzania

coffee&climate
worldwide

Tanzania

Farmer Story: Meet Jimmy Kalonga
Izumbwe

Tanzania

Tanzania: Swedish Members Of Parliament Visiting Our Project
Arusha

Uganda

Building Coffee Farmers Alliances - Arabica
Kasese

Uganda

Uganda: Improving gender relations in coffee farming households in Uganda
Masaka & other regions

Guatemala

coffee&climate
worldwide

Guatemala

Trifinio Regional Program
Trifinio

Honduras

coffee&climate
worldwide

Honduras

Trifinio Regional Program
Trifinio

Peru

Promoting organized farmers in San Martín
San Martín

Indonesia

Farmer Story: Meet Pak Teguh
Kota Dalam

Indonesia

Strengthening the Smallholder Robusta Sector in Indonesia
Sumatra

Vietnam

coffee&climate
worldwide

Peru - Serene waters, soaring peaks

An Andean country of 29 million people, Peru is now considered an ‘upper middle income’ country by the World Bank and a ‘high human development’ country by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) due in part to robust economic growth averaging over 8% per year since 2005. Nonetheless, Peru’s economic measures mask persistent poverty, especially in remote rural regions – 35% of the population still falls under the national poverty line, while in rural regions poverty incidence is 60%.

Peru has become an increasingly important coffee producer, more than doubling its production volumes since the 1990s, and an increasingly important producer of certified coffees, with over 35% of the 350,000 hectares under coffee production having one or more sustainable certifications. Coffee is very important for the rural economy, representing 24% of agricultural exports, and is an important source of livelihood for approximately 160,000 households in ten of Peru’s twenty-four departments. Producers are primarily smallholders – average landholdings are approximately 2.5 ha, and 85% of farmers possess less than 5 ha.

Despite the fast development of the Peruvian coffee sector; yields remain low at less than 15 qq per hectare on average; and approximately 65% of smallholder farmers are not members of farmer organizations, demonstrating the strong dispersion of farmers and a lack of organizational coherence and cooperation on field level. Few farmers have access to technical assistance to improve productivity, post-harvest practices, and commercial activities, and many remain stuck in a low-profit activity that requires them to continually open new land to production to maintain a meager standard of living.



Location

Projects in Peru

Promoting organized farmers in San Martín
San Martín