National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA CLUSA)

Founded in 1916, NCBA CLUSA is a not-for-profit cooperative development and trade association that fosters economic and social development in the US and abroad. We are the primary voice in the US for people who use cooperatives to build a better world! NCBA CLUSA is committed to ensuring a profitable and sustainable coffee global coffee industry including in the United States, and uses a holistic approach that reduces the adverse effects to populations, the soil and water supply while respecting the biodiversity. Of the many coffee value chain projects NCBA CLUSA has implemented over the years, it is currently highlighting its USDA Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program-funded Climate-Smart Puerto Rican Coffee project.

Nonprofit or Institution
Partner Since June 2017

Our Commitments

Over 4 years reach 2000 historically underserved Puerto Rican coffee farmers with continuous technical assistance, GHG MMRV, 2.6M coffee trees as in-kind grants & $5M in cash grants to apply on 10k acres climate-smart coffee practices.

In partnership with: USDA Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program is the funder; Technical partners are Productores de Café de Puerto Rico (PROCAFE), University of Puerto Rico – Estacion Experimental Agricola – Adjuntas & Mayaguez (UPR-EEA), La Liga de Cooperativas de Puerto Rico, and SustainCert.

Target date 2027
Countries targeted Puerto Rico