A Simple Question: Castillo Or Caturra?

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A Simple Question: Castillo Or Caturra?

EL SALVADOR

BRIDGES

2011-2014

Bridges: Diversifying Livelihoods in Coffee-Growing Watersheds in Central America, was a regional project that expanded and improved non-coffee livelihoods alternatives for 2,714 coffee-farming families in Central America.  In El Salvador, the project worked with coffee-growing families in the El Salto and Las Cruces cooperatives in Ahuachapán and Santa Ana, respectively.

494 families

Funded by Keurig Green Mountain

 

CAFE LIVELIHOODS

2008-2011

Coffee Assistance for Enhanced Livelihoods (CAFE Livelihoods) helped more than 7,000 farmers in Mexico and Central America—including 425 in El Salvador—compete more effectively in specialty coffee markets by delivering integrated technical assistance all along the coffee chain.   Sustainable coffee importer Cooperative Coffees and grassroots financial services pioneer Root Capital partnered with CRS under CAFE Livelihoods to provide specialized technical support to members of more than one dozen organizations, including: APECAFE, El Pinal, El Salto, La Concordia, Las Colinas and Las Cruces.

7,100 farmers

Funded by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation

 

 

COFFEE UNDER PRESSURE (CUP)

2009-2011

Coffee Under Pressure: Adaptation to Climate Change in Mesoamerica (CUP). The project was led by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and was funded by Keurig Green Mountain (then Green Mountain Coffee Roasters).  Under CUP, CRS provided CIAT with geographic coordinates and other information from the hundreds of coffee communities where we worked on CAFE Livelihoods, and CIAT used that information to generate detailed information on the likely impacts of climate change on the productivity and quality of coffee and up to 30 other crops by 2020 and 2050.  CRS and CIAT then collaborated with participating communities to draft climate change adaptation plans.  More information is available here: http://dapa.ciat.cgiar.org/coffe-under-pressure/

Funded by Keurig Green Mountain.


 

HAITI

 

MOUNTAINS TO MARKETS

2011-2015

Mountains to Markets (M2M) helped Haitian smallholder farmers achieve greater resilience through upgrades to coffee and mango value chains.  M2M accompanied over 2,000 coffee producers in the commune of Beaumont.   It improved production of high-quality coffee, strengthened producer groups, expanded their access to high-value market opportunities, and fostered agro-forestry systems that contribute to reforestation.

Funded by CRS.

 


 

GUATEMALA

BRIDGES

2011-2014

Bridges: Diversifying Livelihoods in Coffee-Growing Watersheds in Central America, was a regional project that expanded and improved non-coffee livelihoods alternatives for 2,714 coffee-farming families in Central America.  In Guatemala, the project worked with coffee-growing families in the Todos Hermanos cooperatives in Chiquimula.

494 families

Funded by Keurig Green Mountain

 

CAFE LIVELIHOODS

2008-2011

Coffee Assistance for Enhanced Livelihoods (CAFE Livelihoods) helped more than 7,000 farmers in Mexico and Central America—including 681 in Guatemala—compete more effectively in specialty coffee markets by delivering integrated technical assistance all along the coffee chain.   Sustainable coffee importer Cooperative Coffees and grassroots financial services pioneer Root Capital partnered with CRS under CAFE Livelihoods to provide specialized technical support to members of the following organizations: ACODEROL, APECAFORM, ASOCAMPO, Café Juan Ana and Santa Anita.

7,100 farmers

Funded by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation

 

COFFEE UNDER PRESSURE (CUP)

2009-2011

Coffee Under Pressure: Adaptation to Climate Change in Mesoamerica (CUP). The project was led by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and was funded by Keurig Green Mountain (then Green Mountain Coffee Roasters).  Under CUP, CRS provided CIAT with geographic coordinates and other information from the hundreds of coffee communities where we worked on CAFE Livelihoods, and CIAT used that information to generate detailed information on the likely impacts of climate change on the productivity and quality of coffee and up to 30 other crops by 2020 and 2050.  CRS and CIAT then collaborated with participating communities to draft climate change adaptation plans.  More information is available here: http://dapa.ciat.cgiar.org/coffe-under-pressure/

Funded by Keurig Green Mountain.

 

DIVERSIFYING LIVELIHOODS IN POCHUTA

2009-2012

Guatemala

This project expanded non-coffee livelihoods alternatives for 112 coffee-farming families that belong to ASOCAMPO (Asociación Campesina Pochutense) and nearly 200 other families who live in and around the community of San Miguel Pochuta in Guatemala.  ASOCAMPO participated in CAFE Livelihoods, and accessed needed support for increased productivity and quality through that project.  This project complemented CAFE Livelihoods by supporting efforts at agricultural diversification for the market, non-agricultural livelihoods activities and the creation of community-based savings groups.

300 families

Funded by Keurig Green Mountain

 


 

GUATEMALA

BRIDGES

2011-2014

Bridges: Diversifying Livelihoods in Coffee-Growing Watersheds in Central America, was a regional project that expanded and improved non-coffee livelihoods alternatives for 2,714 coffee-farming families in Central America.  In Honduras, the project partnered with local governments in three municipalities to deliver support to more than 1,000 coffee-growing families.

1,032 families

Funded by Keurig Green Mountain

 

 


 

MEXICO

 

CAFE LIVELIHOODS

2008-2011

Coffee Assistance for Enhanced Livelihoods (CAFE Livelihoods) helped more than 7,000 farmers in Mesoamerica—including 832 in Mexico—compete more effectively in specialty coffee markets by delivering integrated technical assistance all along the coffee chain.   Sustainable coffee importer Cooperative Coffees and grassroots financial services pioneer Root Capital partnered with CRS under CAFE Livelihoods to provide specialized technical support to members of the following organizations: COCIHP (San Luis Potosí), Maya Vinic (Chiapas), MICHIZA/Yeni Navan (Oaxaca).

7,100 farmers

Funded by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation

 

 

COFFEE UNDER PRESSURE (CUP)

2009-2011

Coffee Under Pressure: Adaptation to Climate Change in Mesoamerica (CUP). The project was led by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and was funded by Keurig Green Mountain (then Green Mountain Coffee Roasters).  Under CUP, CRS provided CIAT with geographic coordinates and other information from the hundreds of coffee communities where we worked on CAFE Livelihoods, and CIAT used that information to generate detailed information on the likely impacts of climate change on the productivity and quality of coffee and up to 30 other crops by 2020 and 2050.  CRS and CIAT then collaborated with participating communities to draft climate change adaptation plans.  More information is available here: http://dapa.ciat.cgiar.org/coffe-under-pressure/

Funded by Keurig Green Mountain.


NICARAGUA

ACORDAR

2007-2012

ACORDAR was a USAID-funded value chain project that created new market opportunities for 5,400 farmers — including 1,200 coffee farmers— and thousands of new jobs in agricultural processing in Nicaragua, where CRS has been working continuously to improve coffee quality and expand access to sustainable coffees markets in the United States since 2002.  Participating cooperatives included Aldea Global, CAFENICA, CECOCAFEN, CECOSEMAC , La Fem and SOPPEXCCA.

Funded by USAID.

 

BRIDGES

2011-2014

Bridges: Diversifying Livelihoods in Coffee-Growing Watersheds in Central America, was a regional project that expanded and improved non-coffee livelihoods alternatives for 2,714 coffee-farming families in Central America.  In Nicaragua, the project worked in the San Juan de Río Coco region with coffee-growing families in the belonging to the CORCASAN, PRODECOOP and UCA San Juan de Río Coco cooperatives.

855 families

Funded by Keurig Green Mountain

 

CAFE LIVELIHOODS

2008-2011

Coffee Assistance for Enhanced Livelihoods (CAFE Livelihoods) helped more than 7,000 farmers in Mexico and Central America—including nearly 2,700 in Nicaragua—compete more effectively in specialty coffee markets by delivering integrated technical assistance all along the coffee chain.   Sustainable coffee importer Cooperative Coffees and grassroots financial services pioneer Root Capital partnered with CRS under CAFE Livelihoods to provide specialized technical support to members of the following cooperatives: 5 de junio, CECOCAFEN, CECOSEMAC, CECOSPROCAES and PRODECOOP.

7,100 farmers

Funded by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation

 

 

COFFEE UNDER PRESSURE (CUP)

2009-2011

Coffee Under Pressure: Adaptation to Climate Change in Mesoamerica (CUP). The project was led by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and was funded by Keurig Green Mountain (then Green Mountain Coffee Roasters).  Under CUP, CRS provided CIAT with geographic coordinates and other information from the hundreds of coffee communities where we worked on CAFE Livelihoods, and CIAT used that information to generate detailed information on the likely impacts of climate change on the productivity and quality of coffee and up to 30 other crops by 2020 and 2050.  CRS and CIAT then collaborated with participating communities to draft climate change adaptation plans.  More information is available here: http://dapa.ciat.cgiar.org/coffe-under-pressure/

Funded by Keurig Green Mountain.

 

FAIR TRADE COFFEE PROJECT

2003-2005

The first CRS coffee value chain project, the Fair Trade Coffee Project was implemented in the wake of the coffee price crisis of 2001 to help growers in Matagalpa participate more sustainably in the global coffee trade.  The project worked through local non-profits to help smallholder growers attain and sustain Fair Trade Certification and make their first-ever exports to U.S. specialty coffee buyers.

300 families

Funded by USAID.

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