Our collaborative work is centered in Guatemala, Honduras and Uganda. 

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Santa Rosa, Guatemala

In this region, Hanns R Neumann Stiftung (HRNS) is leading climate adaptation training for more than 600 producers using the coffee&climate methodology. World Coffee Research and HRNS are jointly implementing On-Farm Technology Trials, testing combinations of coffee varieties and climate smart practices like the use of cover crops and temporary shade. HRNS and Conservation International have collaborated on a farmer climate vulnerability tool that is being piloted with 150 producers in this predominately indigenous region. 

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Copan & Ocotepeque, Honduras

Western Honduras currently produces a significant portion of the country's high-grade coffee, and it is already experiencing changes in weather patterns and increasing water and heat stresses. Climate modeling by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) shows that this region will remain suitable for coffee production, but that adaptations will be necessary, making it a key region for investments in climate smart agriculture. 

HRNS is leading climate adaptation training with more than 1,000 producers using the coffee&climate methodology. The producers are members of farmer cooperatives that are clients of Root Capital, including Capucas, Cocamol, Cocaerol, and Cocafelol. This adaptation training is underpinned by the analysis produced in Conservation International's landscape assessment framework for the Ocotepeque department and CIAT's country-level climate risk profile (coming soon). In 2018, World Coffee Research and HRNS will launch jointly implemented On-Farm Technology Trials, testing combinations of coffee varieties and climate smart practices like the use of cover crops and temporary shade.

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Luwero, Uganda

In this region, Hanns R Neumann Stiftung (HRNS) is leading climate adaptation training for more than 1,400 producers using the coffee&climate methodology. Climate smart agriculture practices are selected according to the Climate Smart Investment Pathway approach developed by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). IITA is also leading a cost-benefit analysis of climate-smart farming strategies within the region.

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Bushenyi, Uganda

In this region, Hanns R Neumann Stiftung (HRNS) is leading climate adaptation training for more than 500 producers using the coffee&climate methodology. Climate smart agriculture practices are selected according to the Climate Smart Investment Pathway approach developed by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). All producers are members of the Ankole Coffee Producers Cooperative Union, a client of Root Capital. 

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Kasese, Uganda

Coming soon...


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