Progreso

Progreso is an Amsterdam-based NGO providing Technical Assistance to coffee [and cocoa] producer organisations in Africa, Latin America, and Asia for over twenty years. We support producer organisations to become professional businesses by using their expertise and network. Producer organisations are supported in access to finance, capacity building, access to markets, diversification, environmental conservation, and renovation. Progreso has completed more than 300 technical assistance projects over the last 2 decades and has successfully connected over 300 producer organizations to potential buyers and financiers.

Statement of support

As Progreso Foundation we commit to contribute to a sustainable coffee value chain by enabling an online platform where contracts can be signed and pre-finance can be accessed.

Actor
Nonprofit or Institution
Action Networks
Partner Since 2021

Our Commitments

At Progreso Foundation we believe that there are ways to secure an honest income for coffee farmers and to preserve ecosystems while keeping up with market demands. We think that lack of access to markets and finance is what is most challenging for the sustainable business development of coffee farmers and their organisations. That is why we have developed Beyco, the Beyond Coffee Platform. Beyco is a blockchain based trading platform that was launched in 2018 and is made for the coffee value chain to confirm existing relationships and attract new ones. The platform generates efficiency and creates insights and understanding for different participants, which leads to decreased risk and shared value. Through Beyco, real-time data on transactions and contracts can be shared, and Beyco can support all coffee value chain players to contribute to being carbon neutral.

As Progreso Foundation we commit to contribute to a sustainable coffee value chain by enabling an online platform where contracts can be signed and pre-finance can be accessed.

Target date 2025
Countries targeted Global