Cecafé promotes digital inclusion and sustainability of small producers

01 / Aug / 16

The Global Coffee Platform is proud to share this film from our partner Cecafé in Brazil.

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The Digital Coffee Farmer program is a project created ten years ago by Brazilian Coffee Exporters Council (Cecafé). The aim of this initiative is to promote the digital inclusion of small coffee producers in Brazil, for which Cecafé plans to have 1500 rural producers trained in different regions of Brazil during 2016. Since the program was created, it has already trained 2000 small coffee producers.

“Since last year we seek to further improve this project and we have established a partnership with the Sustainable Coffee Program, of Global Coffee Platform, expanding the scope of action”, says Luciana Florêncio, Executive Director of Cecafé. “In addition to digital inclusion, we also disseminate good agricultural practices that emphasize sustainability”. This partnership allowed Cecafé to sign cooperation agreements with the extensionists who make available agricultural technicians to teach during the courses, and to train coffee farmers, with emphasis in sustainability actions for the Brazilian coffee crops. Currently the project counts with the following partnership of EMATER-RO, EMATER-MG, Incaper, Hanns Neumann Foundation, Ifes-Agrifes, Coocapec and Cooxupé, comprising 45 municipalities in the main producing states (Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, São Paulo and Rondonia).

Until the end of this year, the Digital Coffee Farmer Program plans to train more than 1500 small producers Brazil-wide.

Founded in 1999, Cecafé – the Brazilian Coffee Exporters Council, actively promotes the development of the coffee export sector in the national and international levels.

Cecafé is also a member of the Global Coffee Platform and supports the operations of the segment by data intelligence, strategic and legal actions, and sustainability and social responsibility projects. It currently has 139 members, including coffee exporters, producers, associations and cooperatives in Brazil.