Brazil is known as one of the essential producers of coffee worldwide and with that comes significant challenges facing the smallholder coffee farmers in the region. Family farmers are representing 35% of the national production, and therefore International Coffee Partners (ICP), focuses on these families to provide access to support services, access to markets, climate change adaptation practices and more. Our project covers two crucial regions in Brazil; Sul de Matas de Minas and Minas Gerais. These regions are vital in the production of coffee for Brazil, so it only makes sense we address the challenges these farmers face.
Our work began over ten years ago and has evolved into a network of strong partnerships with local and regional organizations, government officials, and of course farmers. We value the relationships we develop with each family and take pride in seeing a lasting impact being created in these small farming communities.
Bags of Coffee
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Sebastiao Alves Ribeiro
“Without this project I don’t think we would be here because we were in a kind of forgotten place. When ICP came here, it was important to look at the coffee processing. The agronomists with Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung were important in providing insights and explaining how to do things. We now know how to handle certain situations and they were not just providing knowledge but training in the field as well which empowered me to produce a good product.”