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Colombia – Monserrate: A Change Towards Quality


ACDI/VOCA began the USAID-funded Colombian Specialty Coffee Program (SCP) in 2002 to demonstrate that, with the right training and tools, coffee can be an attractive crop for Colombian coca farmers willing to switch to legal crops. The program provides farmers in the Caldas, Cuaca, Huila, Nariño and Tolima regions with the skills and market insight they needed to enhance the quality of their coffee to be marketable as a specialty product. By breaking into premium markets, farmers have realized a higher return for their investment and dramatic increases in income. Learn more about ACDI/VOCA's work in Colombia.


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