In rural Colombia, coffee is not only a way of life, but it is also a path out of poverty and toward greater economic self-reliance. With USAID’s support, coffee producers from indigenous communities in Colombia’s Cesar region are improving their capacity to grow and process higher-value speciality coffee. This provides benefits far and wide: for local coffee producers, it means greater income-generating opportunities. For the regional government in Cesar, it means greater domestic revenue generation and local economic growth. And for a U.S. business like Green Mountain Coffee, it means a better and more sustainable supply chain for high-quality coffee.
December 10, 2018