Strengthening the Coffee Value Chain

TechnoServe in partnership with McDonald’s has developed a four-year initiative to train 12,000 farmers on sustainable agriculture practices and improved processing practices. The farmer training modules cover all sustainable agronomy practices as well as environmental issues and ethical labor management, thereby increasing production while helping farmers to protect the environment and mitigate the effects of climate change. By the end of 2015, the project had trained 14,000 farmers, surpassing its targets, with coffee yields increasing by 35 percent, and other crop yield increasing by 40 percent.