Smallholder coffee producers in southern Mexico face an array of challenges, including shifts in weather patterns and the impacts of coffee rust. These affect farmers’ ability to grow and process crops, and earn sufficient income to maintain their families. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity and enhance food security through sustainable smallholder agricultural practices. Our grantee partner, Campesinos Ecológicos de la Sierra Madre de Chiapas S.C. (CESMACH), is a cooperative that improves families’ and community resilience to market fluctuations and adverse weather conditions in Chiapas through enhanced production, storage, processing, and marketing of sustainably-produced specialty coffee and honey.
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|Intelligent Sustainable Coffee with Climate: Local strategy for the challenges of Climate Change in Chiapas||Mexico||2019 – 2022||$315,900||$980,705||660 individuals||3200 individuals||agriculture and food security
job skills and enterprise development
natural resource management