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Central America

Central America

International Coffee Partners in Central America

Central America is the land bridge connecting North and South America. It is home to seven coffee-producing countries. Often referred to as part of the Bean Belt, Central America is recognized as a biodiversity hotspot and unique for its rich agriculture, mountain ranges, volcanoes, forests, and micro-climates. Given its exclusive geographic features, it is no surprise that Central America makes up some of the best coffee regions in the world. The Trifinio Region, for example, is located in the tri-border area of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. It is a key coffee-growing region in Central America and a biodiversity hotspot.

Our current project in Central America is implemented in Honduras in the departments of Ocotepeque, Copán, and Lempira as part of the Dry Corridor of Western Honduras. Our main focus areas are:

  • climate change adaptation and mitigation,
  • gender and generational empowerment,
  • organizational development.

Moreover, we have been implementing projects in several coffee-producing regions in Central America, including the Trifinio Region, since 2001. Click the following button to access all of them:

Achievements Since the First Project Started


Total households reached since 2001

15,140 ha

Impacted farmland in current phase

83 %

Adoption rate for Good Agricultural Practices in 2022

42 %

Climate-smart agricultural practices adoption rate in 2022

51 %

Rate of women in project activities and trainings in 2022


Number of supported farmer organizations in current phase

Current Project Phase in Honduras

We aim to improve the livelihoods of smallholder coffee farming families and promote sustainable climate-smart landscapes by:

  • implementing and scaling climate-smart agricultural practices,
  • promoting inclusive farming family businesses,
  • developing strong farmer organizations,
  • adding value to the commercialization of coffee and other crops,
  • enhancing gender equality in households and farmer organizations,
  • developing and implementing well-coordinated landscape management plans.

ICP in Honduras aims to advance a climate-smart region. Therefore, the project involves the initiative for coffee&climate. It provides answers to climate risks through climate-smart agriculture and digital solutions. Furthermore, it promotes inclusive and region-specific development with economic growth strategies. These include workshops, training on the safe use of agrochemicals, as well as “Training of Trainers” on the c&c approach. The project also established a Community of Practice, a learning platform for public and private partners to share their experiences in addressing climate change.

ICP Projects in Central America: Farmers' Crops, Income, Families

Organizational Development – Strengthening of UNIOCASMO

One of our achievements in Honduras was the establishment of the second-tier farmer organization UNIOCASMO as part of the ICP project in Ocotepeque in 2014. It has currently more than 740 members, including 219 women. Members benefit from access to new markets, better coffee prices, and access to processing facilities.