Briceño coffee value chain connected with the world

Project Execution: October 2019 – April 2021

Location: Briceño, Antioquia (Colombia)

Beneficiaries:

Coffee growers and their families
Teachers of the region
Women coffee growers
Young people
Associations with a coffee vocation
Educational community of Briceño-palmichal corridor

Partners:

Tetra Tech
ALO & Parters operator in alliance with Makaia
Urbania Café & A New Sunrise, private coffee marketers allies

Briceño coffee value chain connected with the world

It´s an agreement under the modality of subvention between Tetra Tech and Makaia with ALO partners as operating partners in the sum of joint efforts to positively impact the coffee community of the municipality of Briceño, in the north of the department of Antioquia, it has been prioritized as a PDET (Development Programs with Territorial Approach) territory, and is linked to the National Integral Program for the Substitution of Crops for Illicit Use (PNIS, National Integral Substitution Plan). In this process, it was defined that, given the conditions, potentialities, and productive capacities of both the territory and the community, the main product to achieve substitution would be coffee.

This model (already in execution) was defined to strengthen the coffee value chain, through technical assistance, the transfer of knowledge and technology on the productive processes of coffee from differentiated markets, to improve the quality of life of coffee farmers, their families and communities, further promoting social inclusion, associativity and connectivity, encouraging integrated gender approaches and linking young people as knowledge multipliers and creators of solutions.

This strengthening raises the specialization of coffee growers in the production of specialty coffees and their insertion in the coffee market with greater economic projection. Additionally, it is accompanied with the structuring of a business associative model, ICT adoption and appropriation processes, with the objective of providing useful tools in the development of the training and agricultural processes of coffee growers and their families.

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