SMP-19071 Climate smart sourcing strategies for coffee (BO-48-003-013)

Project: EZproject

Project Details


Ethiopian coffee is a relevant case as it is a center of origin and diversity of arabica coffee. About 5 million people, or approximately 15% of the countrys total population derive their livelihoods from coffee. At the same time, Ethiopian weather stations reported an average rate of 0.28 °C temperature increase during the last decades, while spring and summer rains have declined by 1520% in southern, south-western and south-eastern Ethiopia. It seems that these climate change effects could be negative and positive. It will negatively impact much of the current coffee farming landscape of Ethiopia, however, substantial high altitude areas that were previously unsuitable for coffee will become suitable as the century progresses.

Ultimately, climate smart coffee sourcing should assure long term supply of high quality coffee from Ethiopia. This would be of benefit for Dutch coffee traders, roasters and sellers, as well as Ethiopian coffee farmers. The objective of the project is to test the feasibility of developing a stepwise approach for climate smart agro sourcing strategies within the structure and collaboration model of a new to be designed TKI PPS project.

Effective start/end date1/01/1931/12/19