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Project Name

Capacity Building in Technical Assistance to Small Coffee Farmers in Guatemala.

Location / Geographical Area

Guatemala; Alta Verapaz and Oriente (Jalapa, Chiquimula, Zacapa). These areas are characterized by their multicultural ethnicity, being composed mainly by Mayas Quechí and Pocomam, and also ladinos (Spanish descendants).

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SCAN members; Anacafé, Fedecocagua, Rainforest Alliance, UTZ Certified, Solidaridad, Asociación Crecer, FLO International, Fair Trade USA and the BCIE Project “Central American Markets for Biodiversity” (CAMBio).

COSA will be doing the evaluation.


Over 4,500 small coffee farmers organized in 33 Producer Organizations.


Improving farmers’ lives, the environment, and future supply chain capacity, through supporting more productive and sustainable coffee farming.


  1. Form national SCAN platform – Guatemala
  2. Conduct national needs assessment
  3. Develop tools where needed
  4. Validate the tools in the filed
  5. Pilot implementation of training tools
  6. Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

Expected results

  • Organize different actors in a functioning National Platform for Sustainable Coffee to coordinate interventions
  • Develop a comprehensive set of harmonized technical assistance training materials and methodologies on Sustainable Agriculture and Business Management
  • Train 25 – 30 Master Trainers on the implementation of training materials and methodologies
  • 3,000 farmers are implementing improved practices as a result of the technical assistance they received
  • 15 to 25% increase in coffee yield of target groups
  • 70% of target farmers meet platform common screens and are positioned to choose certification
  • Between 15 to 25% increase in net income from coffee production
  • Establish a functioning Center of Excellence for Sustainable Agriculture in Coffee.


For further information, download the document below (available soon).


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