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Promoting organized farmers in San Martín

The northern regions of Peru are a relatively new area for coffee growing. Many farmers are settlers from the “sierra”, following governmental programs relocating them to offer them new prospects in the coffee sector. This approach does not only offer potential advantages, but comes with some challenges as well; the level of organization in the coffee sector in Peru is low with little technical or financial support. Therefore, productivity remains low, income levels are at minimum and farmer organizations tend to be weak, with limited market connection.

Our project in Peru is co-funded by resources from USAID, following the objective of fostering the improved well-being among coffee farming households in northern Peru. We want to achieve this by increasing the flow of income, supporting sustainable management of natural resources and stabilizing food security.

The activities focus on strengthening the governance and management of farmer organizations: by creating transparent and well-functioning structures, the organization can act as service providers, supporting micro-loans, important strategic contacts and similar advantages to their members.

Next to this, the project aims at improving, intensifying, and rejuvenating coffee production. As coffee serves mainly as cash crop but does not supply the families with food in harder times, we are additionally encouraging the families to produce food crops and engage in animal husbandry to improve access to food, support income diversification, and improve family access to protein- and nutrient-rich foods. So far, the project succeeded in supporting farmers through a severe shock to their livelihoods in the Roya crisis, renovating old and unproductive coffee farms and plots destroyed by Roya, increasing income from coffee production, and reducing the number of months families faced seasonal food insecurity. The project allowed the development of an innovative model of technical assistance and organizational development tailored to the Peruvian smallholder context.

Local Partners

ACDI/VOCA

REGIONAL GOVERNMENT OF SAN MARTÍN (PEAM)

International Partners

CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL

GREEN MOUNTAIN COFFEE ROASTERS (GMCR)

PROGRESO FOUNDATION

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (USAID)

Location


Quick Facts
Promoting organized farmers in San Martín
San Martín


BENEFICIARIES:
1,000

DURATION:
2010 – 2016

PROJECT STATUS:
completed


Further Information:
1503 ICP Peru, San Martin - Annual Report (PDF) 1507 ICP Peru, San Martin - Project Progress Report (PDF) 1604 ICP Peru, San Martin - Annual Report (PDF) 1610 ICP Peru, San Martin - Project Progress Report (PDF)
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