The Trifinio Region is located in the tri-border area of three countries: Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. This region is ecologically unique and considered as one of the world’s hotspots in terms of biodiversity and coffee production. However, the sustainable reality of smallholder families continues to be adversely impacted by factors such as high production costs, low prices, limited access to coffee markets and climate change.

Since the beginning of our project in 2010, International Coffee Partners (ICP) has been working to improve the economic, environmental and community conditions of coffee growing families in the region. Together with our implementing partner, Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS) and other organizations, our non-profit project seeks to increase coffee sustainability and strengthen family coffee production. This is achieved by facilitating coffee farmers with technical assistance in the agricultural management of coffee, trainings on climate-smart agricultural practices to effectively respond to climate change and guidance on becoming part of a coffee cooperative.

 

“So far, we’ve established and created a good working base through this project with ICP. We’ve seen the quality of coffee improve and achieved significant impacts such as organizing coffee farmers. It’s a challenge that is still faced and will continue to be approached” says Pablo Ruiz, Co-Manager of Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung in Central America.

Get an overview on ICP-Project work in the Trifinio Region as we share our findings, learnings and outcomes based on an external evaluation!

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