Better Coffee Harvest (Cosechamos mas café)

The project aims to help 6,000 farmers to increase coffee productivity by 25%, and address coffee leaf rust.

Better Coffee Harvest (Cosechamos mas café)

Launched In 2014, the Better Coffee Project (Cosechamos mas café) is a four-year project in Central America in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and PIMCO Foundation. The project spans two areas that were negatively impacted by coffee leaf rust: Nicaragua and El Salvador. This project aims to reach 6,000 smallholder coffee farmers with the intensive training necessary to increase yields. The goal is to increase coffee productivity and farm revenues by 25 percent. In addition, the project will focus on improved farmer access to appropriate inputs like financing and quality planting materials. The experience of TechnoServe in coffee and in Central America is enabling a faster than normal start-up for the project. In its initial months, nearly 5,000 farmers have registered to participate, and 20 community trainers have been hired and trained. Women are a special focus of the project. About a third of the trainers are women, and the hope is that 25 percent of program participants will be women.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • TechnoServe

    Implementing NGO
    El Salvador | Staff size: 501-1000

    TechnoServe works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. They are a nonprofit organization that develops business solutions to...


    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    PIMCO is a global investment management firm with a singular focus on preserving and enhancing investors’ assets.
    They manage investments for institutions, financial advisors and...

  • The J.M. Smucker Company

    Service Providers, Goods Supplier
    Staff size: 10,000+

    For more than 115 years, The J.M. Smucker Company has been committed to offering consumers quality products that help to bring families together to share memorable meals and...

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Key Information

LocationLatin America and Caribbean, El Salvador, Nicaragua
  • Start Date 2014
  • End Date 2018
  • ValueUSD 3.9 Million