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. NCBA CLUSA is committed to ensuring a profitable and sustainable coffee sector in El Salvador, and uses a holistic approach that reduces the adverse effects to populations, the soil and water supply while respecting the country’s biodiversity.

Nonprofit or Institution
Action Networks
Partner Since June 2017

Our Commitments

NCBA CLUSA is committed to the increased production and the sustainability of the coffee sector which will contribute to the economic and social development of El Salvador. NCBA CLUSA uses a holistic approach to maintaining the human-ecosystem equilibrium that reduces the adverse effects to populations, the soil, and water supply while respecting the country’s biodiversity.

By September 2018, NCBA CLUSA has committed to strengthen and improve the capacity of 7,500 smallholder farmers and 50 cooperatives; renovate 6,000 hectares of coffee farms with Coffee Leaf Rust resistant varieties; establish 100 coffee plant nurseries with coffee rust tolerant varieties; produce 7,225,000 plants for Salvadoran coffee farmers whose farms were affected by coffee rust; build 200 organic inputs manufacturing sites to produce 1000 metric tons of solid organic fertilizers such as Bocashi and/or compost and produce 300,000 liters of organic liquid bio-fertilizers.

In partnership with: CLUSA de El Salvador, the Ministerio de Agricultura, Consejo Salvadoreno de Cafe, CENTA-CAFE, among others., United States Department of Agriculture, CLUSA de El Salvador, Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería, CENTA-Café, Consejo Salvadoreño de Café, Banco Hipotecario, SALVANATURA, Coordinadora Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Pequeños Productores y Trabajadores de Comercio Justo, Comercial Exportadora, Asociación Salvadoreña de Catadores de Café, Asociación Alianza de Mujeres en Café de El Salvador.


December 8, 2017

The USDA funded El Salvador Coffee Rehabilitation and Agriculture Diversification project has exceeded numerous targets regarding number of beneficiaries reached, producer organizations trained and various others. Although there are some indicators that require more attention, the project is confident it will meet or exceed all of its indicators.

Status 75% complete
Target date 2018
Countries targeted El Salvador