SP Promesa café & cacao

Program or project working areas

Mexico, Honduras y Nicaragua

Program or project value chains

Coffee, poultry, cage-free and stress-free chicken eggs, and honey.

Overall Objetives

6,111 coffee producers are on the path to a decent income by 2023.

Purpose 1: Increase the income of small producers to achieve a dignified life.

Purpose 2: To strengthen small farmer organizations on the road to economic, social and environmental sustainability.

Purpose 3: Contribute to the participation of FPOs in formal markets.

Project period (calendar years)

March 2021 to June 2023

Number of target households


Project donor

Primary implementing partners

COM, Olam y NKG

Summary of project successes to date

– The Project reached the target of 6,111 participants and, on average, annual household incomes increased from US$3,683.70 to US$6,697.92.

– Improvements in coffee quality through technical training resulted in a higher volume of higher value coffee, acquisition and maintenance of certifications, and reduction of post-harvest losses.

– The commercial relationships established between FPOs and buyers guaranteed small producers access to a better price for their product.

– The development of local brands and brands of coffee made by women proved successful in the markets. Female-headed households in Mexico increased their average annual income (USD) $1,200 more than male-headed households.

– Participating households diversified their income streams through poultry farming, beekeeping and passion fruit cultivation, contributing between 5 and 7% of annual household income, supporting income growth and stabilization.

– The Project worked with and strengthened 17 FPOs, surpassing the goal of 10 organizations on the road to sustainability.

– Fourteen of the FPOs developed plans for environmental management and protection.

– In total, the FPOs recorded $14.8 million in sales through formal markets, exceeding the target of $10 million. The project also mobilized more than $14.5 million in affordable credit for the FPOs and their members.

– 527,530 trees were planted, exceeding the target of 500,000. 595 water sources were protected. Participants also adopted climate-smart agriculture practices and increased their use by 8%.

– Women in leadership positions increased from 30% baseline to 47% in the final evaluation, exceeding the goal of 40%.