SHFs in Latin America have potential for yield uplift by applying GAP and R&R (e.g. potential of 31% net income increase from yield improvements in Honduras, 64% in Nicaragua, and possible double of yields in Peru2.
Farmer public sector (or other farmer organizations) have an intimate understanding of the needs and production capacity of their members and can evaluate their willingness and credit worthiness.
In the three countries, coffee producers are SHFs. Their degree of integration within value chains vary by country.
The program targets SHFs in tight value chains, mostly members of farmer orgs. such as coops or private coffee mills. Some farmers in loose value chains were also targeted via through savings and loan cooperatives where the coops were less strong.
Almost 900,000 ha would benefit from R&R in Nicaragua, Peru, Mexico and Honduras.
Building the capacity of SHF orgs. and farmers to recover from the La Roya outbreak and build resilience for the future through R&R