The Coffee Farmer Resilience Fund will provide assistance to more than 40,000 coffee farmers combatting the devastating coffee rust outbreak in Latin America and the Caribbean. Since 2012, coffee rust has affected more than two million people in Latin America, causing an estimated $1 billion in economic damages which could lead to 500,000 job losses. The Fund will leverage $8 million in funds from USAID and partners, including Keurig Green Mountain, Cooperative Coffees, and Root Capital, to provide on-farm, agronomic trainings on climate-smart, resilient practices to coffee farmers and farmer organizations in 6 countries. It will also unlock $15 million in investment capital from Root Capital, including $3 million in new investment from Starbucks, through a USAID credit enhancement for long-term financing for rehabilitation of disease-affected fields and short-term financing to stabilize coffee supply chains in Latin America and the Caribbean. It will also enable participating coffee roasters to negotiate the cost of combatting coffee rust into their purchase contracts with farmer organizations to ensure sustainable solutions rather than one-time charitable gifts. The pooled funds will provide technical assistance, leading to sustainable supply chains and increased farmer incomes in the short and long term.