IFAD (2014) Small-Scale Producers in the Development of Coffee Value-Chain Partnerships
- During the period 2002-2012, in an effort to increase the number of partnerships involving the private sector to benefit smallholder farmers, IFAD financed 18 projects with components on coffee value-chain development in 15 countries: Ecuador, Ethiopia, Honduras, Indonesia, Liberia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, the Dominican Republic, Viet Nam and Yemen.
- With IFAD support, small-scale producers were able to overcome the constraints related to lack of access to inputs, equipment and rural financial services. In addition, training strengthened smallholder farmers to better engage with other chain stakeholders and to be more fully market-compliant, as well as to improve their farming practices. For example, IFAD’s support enabled smallholders to overcome issues such as water scarcity, drought and limited access to information related to pests and diseases, and promoted solutions to overcoming these problems.