Transforming Mexican Coffee
The project will provide farmers with access to cutting-edge science, technology, and training. Specifically, the program will help farmers by focusing on four key elements:
Establishing WCR-Verified Seed Nurseries. This project will pilot WCR Verified nurseries to develop a distribution channel for smallholders to have high-quality, climate-smart planting material that is disease-free, genetically stable, and conforms to the variety standard.
Calculating the ROI of On-Farm Climate-Smart Investments. This project will create a tool and provide training to help smallholders make costeffective decisions that will help them increase profitability in the face of climate change.
Improving Data-Driven Decision Making. Working with smallholder cooperatives in Chiapas and Oaxaca, the project will develop and refine information-management systems aimed at improving social, environmental, and core business performance (quality, on-time delivery, etc.).
Connecting Disaggregated Smallholders to Specialty Markets. Using cutting-edge technologies such as blockchain, Sustainable Harvest will integrate individual smallholders in Oaxaca into traceable, transparent supply chains with premium pricing.
Sustainable Harvest, World Coffee Research, Mexican Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (SADER), and COSA.
The project will directly benefit 2000 family farms, and close to 10000 individuals.
Chiapas and Oaxaca, Mexico.