Resilience

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Neumann Gruppe GmbH

Partnership period: March 2019 – February 2021

Honduras

ACHIEVEMENTS: Neumann Gruppe will disburse loans to 80 coffee-growing cooperatives and purchase more than 3,345 metric tons of green coffee.

PURPOSE: Expand access to finance for smallholder coffee producers to encourage land investment, increase production, and improve farmers’ resiliency to climate shocks and fluctuating market prices.

APPROACH: Neumann Gruppe will establish smallholder service units in Honduras to provide loans to 80 coffee cooperatives, helping to facilitate access to improved inputs and training, and also guaranteeing steady buyers and incomes for high-quality coffee. Agents will also be trained on a new software application that will facilitate financing and purchasing for remote producers who do not have access to organized cooperatives. By expanding access to finance through short and long-term loans, smallholder coffee producers are able to invest in their farms’ resilience, such as replacing old and increasingly less productive coffee trees with improved varieties.

Kenya

ACHIEVEMENTS: Neumann Gruppe will disburse loans to 10 coffee-growing cooperatives and bring 18,000 metric tons of coffee cherries to market.

PURPOSE: Expand access to finance for smallholder coffee producers to encourage land investment, increase coffee production, and improve farmers’ resiliency to climate shocks and fluctuating market prices.

APPROACH: Neumann Gruppe will establish smallholder service units in Kenya to provide loans to 10 coffee cooperatives, helping to facilitate access to improved inputs and training, and also guaranteeing steady buyers and incomes for high-quality coffee. Cooperatives will also be trained on a new software application that will facilitate financing and purchasing for remote producers who do not have access to organized cooperatives. By expanding access to finance through short and long-term loans, smallholder coffee producers are able to invest in their farms’ resilience, such as replacing old and increasingly less productive coffee trees with improved varieties.