So what's the problem?
Before the civil war that began in 1975, Angola was the fourth largest producer of coffee in the world, exporting over 240,000 tonnes of coffee per year at its peak and providing livelihoods for a large proportion of Angola’s population. However, many coffee estates were abandoned as people fled their homes for safety and the industry was left in a poor state of decline in the years following the end of civil strife in 2002. As a result, Angola’s coffee production has dropped and the industry is in need of rejuvenation to provide income to its population.
What is this project doing?
Results so far
The 4917 farmers participating in the project have been organized into 518 solidarity groups, 101 associations and 13 legal and registered cooperatives. It is through these farmers’ groups that microcredit of over US$2.3 million was channelled. Up to 70 farmers’ cooperatives and associations have started harvesting coffee, i.e. the first harvest from coffee seedlings planted during the project. Over 300 tonnes of coffee was hulled and marketed from the project area in 2010. Construction and use of proper patios for drying coffee by 2011 will further improve the quality of coffee.
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