The 32% drop in production in 2009 reveals a potential for production uplift by applying targeted renovation.
Farmers in Colombia are often conscious of the benefits of renovation, and many undertook renovation without any program support. In 2011, 40% of farm renovations were private farmer initiatives.
There are more than 560,000 coffee farmers in Colombia, of which over 95% are SHFs. The FNC has a network of 34 coops and 530 trading stations that enables an access to market for most of the farmers.
The program targets farmers with land between 0.2-1.5 ha, connected to the market by at least a trading station.
The FNC estimated in 2007 that 300,000 ha of land should be renovated over a period of 5 years (60,000 ha/year).
Part of this objective is achieved through the PSF (184.000 ha renovated in 5 years, close to 25% of the total coffee land harvested).