This is an agreement through grant funding between Tetra Tech and Makaia with ALO partners as operational allies, bringing together our expertise and efforts to positively impact the coffee growing community in the municipality of Briceño, located in the north of the department of Antioquia. This area has been prioritised as a PDET territory and is linked to the National Integral Programme for the Substitution of Illicit Use Crops (PNIS). In this transformation process, the decision was made to focus on coffee as the substitute crop given the environmental conditions and the potential productive capacities of both the territory and the community.
Hence, this model was devised to strengthen the coffee value chain, through technical assistance, knowledge and technology transfer on the production processes of differentiated coffee markets, to improve the quality of life of coffee farmers, their families and communities and also to promote social inclusion, collective representation and connectivity while at the same time encouraging integrated gender strategies and actively involving young people as carriers of knowledge and creators of solutions.
This strengthening process moves towards the specialisation of coffee growers in the production of speciality coffees and their insertion in a coffee market with greater economic potential. Additionally, it is accompanied by the structuring of a commercial cooperative model as well as processes of adoption and embracement of ICTs, with the aim of providing useful tools in the development of training and agricultural procedures for coffee growers and their families.
Project implementation: October 2019 – April 2021
Location Briceño – Colombia
Male and female coffee farmers and their families.
Teachers in the region
Educational community of the Briceño – Palmichal corridor
ALO&Partners in cooperation with MAKAIA
Urbania Café and A New Sunrise, private allies and coffee traders