In Central America, International Coffee Partners (ICP) is implementing projects in the Trifinio Region, located in the tri-border are of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. Together with our implementing partner, Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS) and other partners, our projects seek to improve the economic, environmental and community conditions of coffee growing families in the region.
With a particular focus on strengthening family coffee production, we’ve been working hand in hand with farming families and coffee cooperatives to improve the active participation of women, youth and other members throughout the coffee value chain.
Trainings on family businesses, entrepreneurship, environment, nutrition and organizational development, have allowed farming families to move beyond their own coffee and understand the concept of “from seed to cup”. They’ve broadened their knowledge on which types of coffee are being grown in the region, how to achieve different coffee qualities, make sense of international pricing, but most importantly, understand how to grow within the coffee value chain as a team.
Carlos Muncia and his family have been active participants in our project since 2016.
“Coffee isn’t just something only she does, or something that only I do, but rather something we do as a family. Each of us have our own responsibilities and we’ve seen the growth in our family business since we first joined the project”, he explains. “In order to make coffee production sustainable, we don’t only need to depend on one person. It depends on the effort of the whole family. Within the coffee value chain, there are opportunities for all members of the family.”
How have other families seen the impact of our project work? Watch the video! They answer that from their own perspectives!