Qorichacra is partnership between organizations to support small holder farmers with low income and link them to high-value markets. The project was funded by the Syngenta Foundation and Arcos Dorados (franchise-holders for McDonald’s in Latin America). The project was managed by Intercooperation and the Centro Bartolome de las Casa which are two non-profit organizations with extensive experience in rural development. The project formed a business network and provided two years of technical support and technical support in the region. The training helped the smallholder farmers meet the quality and safety protocols required by McDonald’s suppliers. By 2011, smallholders were able to supply their produce to commercial production (20%) and sold the rest to hotels and restaurants in the city (80%). In 2013, the project successfully launched Qorichacra Brazil and Argentina with support from further donors. In 2014, the project extended its model to Puerto Rico.
|Location||Latin America and Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Peru, Argentina, Brazil|