Renovation & Rehabilitation for Resilient Coffee Farms: Resource Guides
Working with the Renovation & Rehabilitation Collective Action Network of the Sustainable Coffee Challenge (SCC), USAID funded the development of an in-depth guidebook for supply chain actors, donors and NGOs interested in helping farmers renovate their aging and diseased coffee trees. The Network has set an ambitious goal to encourage the renovation of 1 billion trees, and is bringing together actors from across the coffee sector to increase investment to meet this goal. The Guidebook for Roasters, Traders and Supply Chain Partners notes that research and rehabilitation best practices could benefit more than half of the 7 million hectares of smallholder coffee lands, increasing global production anywhere from 5-20 percent and generating $1-3 billion for farmers from additional coffee sales. USAID also sits on the Advisory Board of the SCC, which is working to make coffee the first 100 percent sustainable commodity in the world.
OUR COLLECTIVE GOAL
Accelerate the responsible renovation and rehabilitation of coffee farms by sharing experiences, incorporating best practices and coordinating efforts and resources, making it possible for every coffee farmer to undertake these efforts as a regular part of doing business.
Partners in the Sustainable Coffee Challenge have come together to address the need for healthy, productive trees. We have set a collective target of sustainably renovating and rehabilitating 1 billion trees by sharing knowledge of R&R to improve farmer yields and meet future demand for coffee and by developing a “Guidebook” on responsible R&R to increase investment and refine and enhance existing initiatives. The Network will leverage these efforts to unlock additional resources for reforestation on coffee farms.