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El Salvador

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El Salvador

Trifinio Regional Program
Trifinio

Tanzania

Coffee Farmers Alliance Tanzania
Tanzania

Tanzania

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Tanzania

Farmer Story: Meet Jimmy Kalonga
Izumbwe

Tanzania

Tanzania: Swedish Members Of Parliament Visiting Our Project
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Uganda

Building Coffee Farmers Alliances - Arabica
Kasese

Uganda

Meet the Team - Fortunate Paska
Uganda

Uganda

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

Guatemala

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Guatemala

Trifinio Regional Program
Trifinio

Honduras

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Honduras

Trifinio Regional Program
Trifinio

Peru

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Indonesia

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Indonesia

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Vietnam

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coffee&climate

enabling effective response

 

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“In my region, the most hitting consequences of climate change are the rising temperatures and drought. With the support of coffee&climate, we started experimenting the distance we plant our trees in, and have re-invented our traditional way of farming coffee by introducing cover crops and gypsum. It is a learning process that we actively participate in, and I am proud to say that my demo plot motivates my fellow farmers to adapt their practices – and are now better prepared to handle the challenges to come. Want to read more? One of our local group of youth participating in "generaciones" created their own facebook group. Have a look here (in Spanish)!”

MAURICIO GAVARRETE, FARMER


Climate change is putting coffee production and the livelihoods of coffee farmers and their families around the world at risk. Current and forecasted climate changes have been identified as major threat to coffee production as a whole and a threat to livelihoods, in particular those of smallholder coffee farmers. Computer models suggest that by 2050 40-60 % of coffee growing areas may no longer be suitable for its cultivation - if no measures are taken.

Scientific know-how often is unavailable for coffee farmers. It is for this reason, that we decided to join forces with the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) to form an initiative that supports farmers to respond to changing climate conditions.

To do so, the initiative for coffee&climate (c&c) collects, consolidates and disseminates best practices for adaptation in the project regions. The coffee farmers take part in hands-on training activities, assisting them to find strategies which suit their needs. Furthermore, coffee farmers and other stakeholders have access to an online platform (the c&c toolbox, see below) in which we compile our experiences and findings from the field. By linking knowledge on climate change with proven farming methods, comprehensible and hands-on tools are developed and provided to the coffee sector worldwide.

In 2010, the regions Brazil, Trifinio, Tanzania and Vietnam have been selected as pilots to assess current and likely future impacts of climate change on coffee yields and key coffee qualities. They represent Arabica (Tanzania and Trifinio) and Robusta (Brazil and Vietnam) production, intensive and diverse production systems as well as wet and dry processing.

The initiative is gaining ground and will be scaled beyond the four c&c key regions. More than 70.000 coffee farmers could benefit from c&c activities until 2019.

 

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The objective is to support coffee farmers to effectively respond to changing climatic conditions.

BENEFICIARIES:
at least 70,000 by 2019

DURATION:
2010 - 2019

PROJECT STATUS:
running
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