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Field Notes

Field Notes

Follow us along as we report straight from the field. Get first-hand insights into the daily life of the coffee farming families participating in our projects. And stay informed on our activities for a lasting impact.


Smallholder Coffee Farmers Need Adequate Structures, Enough Time, and Financial Resources to Comply with EUDR

Forests must effectively be protected in the coffee-growing regions. That is why Delta Cafés of Portugal, Franck of Croatia, Joh. Johannson of Norway, Lavazza of Italy, Löfbergs of Sweden, Neumann Kaffee Gruppe of Germany, and Tchibo of Germany as International Coffee Partners (ICP) generally support the objectives of the EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR). Awareness of this issue must be raised in the producing countries, areas must be protected and investments must be made in reforestation. However, the situation of smallholder coffee farmers must be taken into account as they require suitable data provision systems, an appropriate transition period, and additional ...

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CAFE II in Ethiopia: Learnings From A Successful Project

Since 2019, ICP has been active in Ethiopia’s Amhara region to support the local coffee smallholder families to improve their livelihoods: The project CAFE II (Coffee Alliances for Ethiopia) is a cooperation between ICP, the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), and the implementing partner Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS). 2,500 coffee farmers and their families, representing 15,000 people in total, have been participating in CAFE II. It builts on the results of its predecessor CAFE, which ran from 2014 to 2019 and was funded by the Lavazza Foundation, the Löfberg Family Foundation, ADA, and HRNS.

CAFE II focuses on enhancing farmers' livelihoods ...

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