Promoting Specialty Coffee and Cocoa

TechnoServe worked with various cocoa and coffee industry stakeholders — local government agencies, producer associations, research foundations and financial institutions — to help Honduran farmers and processors cater to the growing worldwide demand for specialty coffee and fine cocoa. TechnoServe-led technical and business training helped farmer cooperatives improve their crop quality and market access, generating higher incomes and creating many new jobs. From 2006 to 2011, TechnoServe assisted 12 coffee groups and 13 cacao groups, benefiting more than 11,000 people and generating $14.8 million in sales.