The Climate Resilient Coffee Farming Project

The project aims to promote sustainable production practices and improve the livelihoods of poor smallholder coffee farmers in Vietnam’s Central Highlands.

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The Climate Resilient Coffee Farming project aims to promote sustainable production practices and improve the livelihoods of poor smallholder coffee farmers in Vietnam’s Central Highlands. The project is funded by TCHIBO, a major German coffee roaster committed to sustainability and fairness. The company has a deep ethical commitment to people, the planet, and tomorrow. Vietnam is TCHIBO’s most important procurement market for Robusta coffee. However, intensive coffee cultivation also comes with sustainability challenges.

Therefore, as a flagship commitment, the TCHIBO Climate Resilient Coffee Farming Project aims to support approximately 8,000 non-certified smallholder farmers in Vietnam’s major Robusta-producing region - the Central Highlands - with the main objectives being as follows:

  1. To secure a living income for coffee farmers.

  2. To reduce the use of agrochemicals.

  3. To reduce unsustainable water use in coffee production.

  4. To reduce carbon emissions associated with coffee farming.

SNV Vietnam is contracted to support the implementation of the project in Dak Lak province from 2023 to 2028. The project is delivered in partnership with the Dak Lak provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) and provides capacity-building, training, and coaching to poor marginalised smallholder farmers including ethnic minorities on sustainable and climate-resilient farming practices.

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