1.     Sustainable Credit Guarantee Scheme Project

The objective of this Project is to implement a Credit Guarantee Scheme aimed at empowering smallholder farmers to more effectively access commercial loans necessary to acquire and install improved processing equipment and to facilitate the purchase and export of the resulting high quality coffee produced through the improved processing practices.

At the same time, the project will respond to the emerging challenges to  sustainable production of high quality coffee by providing technical assistance to promote good agronomic and processing practices, accelerated flow of market information to all players in the coffee chain, and will promote good governance of the coffee farmers cooperatives.

Funding organizations: Common Fund for commodities (CFC) and Rabobank through the International Coffee Organization (ICO)

Executing Agent: CABI-Africa
Implenting Agent: NAEB
Period: 2011-2016

2.    Building capacity in coffee certification and verification for specialty coffee farmers in Eastern Africa

Ojective: Increase the quantity and quality of verifiable and certifiable coffees in the  member states of African Fine Coffee Association  (Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe) by training farmers to meet certification and verification standards. The project aims also at building capacity of professional certifiers.

Funding organizations: CFC and Europian Union through ICO
Executing Agent: African Fine Coffee Association
Implenting Agent: NAEB
Period: 2010-2015

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