KEY MESSAGES

- Description: Nespresso global sustainability program focused on three pillars: sustainable coffee sourcing, capsule aluminum recycling and carbon footprint. Nespresso partners with TechnoServe to support sustainable coffee production by smallholder farmers and wet mills in East Africa since 2012.
- Specificity: Reach all farmers and wet mill businesses producing coffee for Nespresso in East Africa
- Impact: Increased coffee income and resilience to climate change for smallholder coffee farmers (e.g., +40% average income increase for farmers in South Sudan)

 

FUNCTIONING

Training
> Smallholder sustainable coffee farming
> Intensive farm-based training on climate smart agronomy practices
> Business skills training
> Coffee shade tree planting
> Farm visits, radio and SMS for continuous improvement

Empowerment
> Ownership by local leadership and trainers
> Strengthening of farmer cooperatives via governance and economic transparency
> Training of government coffee extension agents
> Sensitization campaigns in partnership with local government

Sustainability
> Competitive and sustainable high quality coffee production
> Training on wet mill quality processing
> Implementation of environmental practices
> Annual wet mill audits and action plan implementation

 

SCOPE

ETHIOPIA / KENYA / SOUTH SUDAN
32 000 farmers reached
since 2012 aim to reach 200 000

 

BUDGET

Still to be financed: $ 50 M by 2024

 

IMPACTS

Agricultural productivity
Improvement in coffee yields and quality via adoption of agronomy and wet processing best practices

Climate change
Enhanced farmer resilience through adoption of sustainable practices
One million trees planted in coffee farms

Sustainable dev. goals
Increased farmer income from coffee by e.g., +40% in South Sudan

 

NEXT STEPS

Expand reach to additional farmers and wet mill businesses acros Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan, representing 100% of coffee purchased by Nespresso from these origins