Code:
FTG/FG-15072-RG
Initiative:
Joint proyects
FONTAGRO Amount:
USD 150.000
Counterpart Amount:
USD 365.340
Execution time
36 Months
Total Amount:
USD 515.340
Participating countries:
Guatemala Guatemala Costa Rica Costa Rica Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Honduras Honduras The Savior The Savior Jamaica Jamaica Panama Panama Peru Peru
Funding source:
FONTAGRO Amount 29% Other agencies 0% Counterpart Amount 71%

Executive Summary

From a socioeconomic point of view, coffee in Central America represents one of the most important items in the agricultural sector. In the region there are around 958,000 hectares of coffee plantations, with an approximate population of 2 million people, if we consider the members of producer families and other actors in the coffee value chain, who participate in the processing, exportation, roasting, etc. In addition, the entry of foreign currency into the region for coffee exports totals more than 3,000 million USD per year, and as such contributes to the economic and social stability of the region.

In Central America and the Caribbean, more than 70% of coffee growers are small. Coffee rust has had serious repercussions on the income level of producer families, such as the one they suffered in the 2012-13 and 2013-14 campaigns, where the losses due to the impact of rust are between 15 and 20 % of the production. The purpose of the project is to develop a Regional Early Warning System (REWS) that will help prevent and mitigate the damage caused by the disease.

The technological solution

The SRAT will contribute to prevent and mitigate the impact of rust in the region, integrating climatic, phytosanitary, phenological and economic variables, allowing adequate agronomic management in time.

Results

  • Develop and launch a Regional Early Warning System for rust and other major coffee diseases.
  • Decrease the damage caused by rust to 5%.

Beneficiaries

350 thousand coffee producing families in the countries where the Regional Early Warning System (EWS) would be implemented.

Sustainable Development Goals

Responsible consumption and production Partnerships for the goals

Main donors

Participating Organizations

Executor
  • PROMECAFE - IICA - Guatemala
Co-executor
  • Asociación Nacional del Café (ANACAFE) - Guatemala
  • Consejo Dominicano del Café (CODOCAFE) - República Dominicana
  • Instituto del Café de Costa Rica (ICAFE) - Costa Rica
  • IHCAFE - Honduras
  • Fundación Salvadoreña para Investigaciones de Café (PROCAFE) - El Salvador
Associated
  • Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE) - Costa Rica
  • MIDA - Panamá
  • Junta Nacional del Café (JNC) - Perú
  • COFFEE INDUSTRY BOARD (CIB) - Jamaica

Graphics and data

Financing by country (in USD)
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Researchers

Project leader Costa Rica

Ibrahim Muhammad Akbar

Researcher

Jacques Avelino

Researcher

Angel Trejo

Researcher

Quisqueya Perez

Researcher

Harry Perez

Researcher

Francisco Anzueto

Researcher

Susana Schuller

Researcher

Oscar Ramos

Researcher

Gusland McCook

Sponsors
BID
IICA
With the support of
Fondo Coreano de Alianza para el Conocimiento en Tecnología e Innovación (KPK)