The region where the project operates is exposed to climate change but looks to maintain coffee production in the long-run. SHFs could benefit from yield uplift through the adoption of GAP and R&R.
SHFs are willing to be included in the program as soon as they see economic, or social, results in demonstration plots or at their peers’ farms.
50% of coffee in Brazil is produced by farmers with land < 8 ha. Whereas large producers are mostly organized, SHFs lack formal organization.
The program targets SHFs in loose value chains, with farm size averaging 5 ha. Disconnected farmers receive training on farmer organization.
There is no need for large renovation programs in Brazil. Large producers already integrate renovation on a rolling-basis. Small farmers could benefit from production increases if they applied proper rehabilitation practices.
Promote sustainable ways to increase production by SHFs, including rehabilitation.