Improved Livelihoods for Colombia’s Small Coffee Farmers

The partnership intends to increase Colombia’s coffee yields and improve the incomes of Colombian farmers.

Improved Livelihoods for Colombia’s Small Coffee Farmers

Starbucks and USAID launched a new public-private partnership to help increase Colombian coffee yields and enhance livelihoods of Colombian farmers. Building on the long history of the FNC (Colombia’s Coffee Federation), this $3 million commitment over three years will come in the form of technical assistance from the Starbucks Farmer Support Center in Manizales to deliver training and agronomy support to farmers in some of the most vulnerable regions. Together, USAID and Starbucks have the opportunity to scale the impact of this investment and reach an additional 25,000 farmers across the region.


  • 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...

  • Starbucks Coffee Company

    Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    By bringing people together over coffee, Starbucks has become one of the world’s best-known and best-loved companies. We purchase, roast and serve award-winning coffee. We also offer...

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Key Information

LocationColombia, Latin America and Caribbean
  • Start Date 2013
  • End Date 2015
  • ValueUSD 3 Million