MOCCA and Mercon Coffee Group provide technical training to coffee producers in Jinotega (Nicaragua), to help them increase their productivity and profitability. MOCCA is a 7-year initiative funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) through its Food for Progress Program, which seeks to improve agricultural productivity and expand trade in agricultural products. The…
Participants adopt good agricultural practices
Farmers access services that improve their profitability
with technical assistance
For working capital, purchase of inputs and farm investments
This alliance is focused on the implementation of the communication strategy, which includes a radio program to broadcast information on good practices in coffee growing to some 10 thousand producers during the social distancing measures implemented due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, in 3 of the 7 coffee growing regions in the departments of: San Marcos, Quetzaltenango, Sololá, Suchitepéquez, Quiché, Chiquimula and Zacapa.
Fundación Génesis Empresarial provides access to agile and timely financing, complementing capacity building and access to genetic material for coffee and cacao producers in the MOCCA program. FGE has made available US$10 million to benefit 11,000 producers to acquire working capital, purchase inputs, and farming equipment, with medium-term investments for the farms.
We provide training to 4,000 farmers in good coffee farming practices promoted by the MOCCA curriculum to increase profitability and maximize their opportunities both individually and collectively. Through Olam Direct, we facilitate access to markets in the coffee-growing areas of Huehuetenango, applying principles of ethics, respect for human beings, the environment and communities.
Through this alliance we serve 3,000 producers in the areas of Sacatepéquez, Chimaltenango and Santa Rosa, for which we train anchor buyers in traceability certainty, technical support for continuous and sustainable improvement, access to certified genetic material and participation in certification programs, administrative organization and traceability of production units through technology.
Together with Peter Schoenfeld S.A., a member of the Volcafe group, we are strengthening the capacities of more than 2,000 coffee growers in Baja Verapaz to improve their productivity, quality, access to planting material, and financing under better conditions. The company directly connects coffee growers with markets willing to pay more for quality through an online platform called Trackvia.