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BRAZIL

PROJECT #1​

SHAPING THE COFFEE LANDSCAPE​ FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

Interview with Joaquim
“Before being supported by the project, my coffee production was much smaller, and I had no knowledge about quality. Today, I have invested in post-harvest infrastructure, and I am looking for new coffee varieties always increasing production and quality. I also participate in an association of producers in my region where I can dry and process my coffee more safely.”

GEOGRAPHIC AREA

Campo das Vertentes Region, Minas Gerais

PERIOD
2020-2023
BENEFICIARIES
1.049​
AIM

Promotion of climate-resilient coffee production systems​

PARTNERS
RESULTS OBTAINED
100%

Of the benefited producers use ​ at least one recommended​ practice for adapting to or​ mitigating climate change

5.798​

Hectares of coffee impacted​

65% ​

Of Farmer Organizations have their operational plans​

12 

Demo plots to field tests new technologies, climate-smart fertilization systems, cover crops​

3

Different fertilizers evaluated for the climate smart fertilization systems

PROJECT #2

ENHANCING SOCIAL WELFARE​

CAIs (Collective Action Initiatives) involve multiple companies and organizations from the coffee world collaborating in a pre-competitive way by identifying critical issues and sharing good practices​

GEOGRAPHIC AREA

Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo​

PERIOD
2020-2024
BENEFICIARIES
5.150
AIM

Promote and raise awareness among producers and organizations working in the field about decent living and working conditions so that exploitative situations do not occur​

PARTNERS
RESULTS OBTAINED
+60

Technicians and agronomists trained in decent work conditions​

+92

Sets of filters installed to ensure drinking water in facilities housing workers during coffee harvesting

Qualitative study on
«living wage & living income»​

PROJECT #3

PROTEGENDO MINAS​

The Consortium works with multiple actors in the coffee supply chain, implementing activities to improve soil and water management, convey information and knowledge exchange through awareness-raising services for farmers, and promote legal compliance on farms, including the application of the Brazilian Forest Code at landscape level​

GEOGRAPHIC AREA

Minas Gerais​
Serra do Salitre, Coroman, Carmo do Paranaíba, Rio Paranaíba, Araguari, Monte Carmelo
PERIOD
2019-2023
BENEFICIARIES
741
AIM

Promoting the conservation and restoration of native vegetation in the State of Minas Gerais to safeguard the water reserves. The Cerrado is, in fact, one of the main sources of water for Brazil​

PARTNERS
RESULTS OBTAINED
500

Hectares implemented with climate-smart farming techniques​

+48.000

Native trees planted​

130

Hectares under recovery and restoration​

PROJECT #4

SALVAR A GOTA DE AGUA

Three different irrigation strategies were applied in the plantation to evaluate the best approach: one zone with traditional irrigation, one in which a mix between the standard method and the new strategy by trying to halve the amount of water, and one zone in which only the new strategy is applied, thus only irrigating at the time and in the quantities indicated by the experimental apparatus​

GEOGRAPHIC AREA

Minas Gerais​

PERIOD
2020-2023
BENEFICIARIES
1
AIM

Research and development project to identify the most suitable irrigation strategy in coffee plantations and measure water consumption per hectare compared to conventional irrigation practices​

PARTNERS
RESULTS OBTAINED

Installation of IoT (Internet of Things) field sensors communicating with a weather station

Reduction in water use by ~30% compared to previous irrigation with an average water saving of ~4900 m3 per month​

PROJECT #4

ESTIMATE OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS AND SEQUESTRATION

The results of the study indicate that the adoption of good practices in coffee cultivation, in addition to increasing productivity, generates greater carbon sequestration in plants and soil than traditional management

GEOGRAPHIC AREA

Minas Gerais​
Cerrado, South and Matas de Minas
PERIOD
2021-2022
BENEFICIARIES
40
AIM

Scientific-technical study aimed at determining the net balance of greenhouse gas emissions, considering both emissions from farming and sequestrations related to PLANT and soil biomass and the effect of agricultural practices implemented on field

PARTNERS