During four years of intensive in-the-field project work, The Alliance for Resilient Coffee (ARC) has developed significant knowledge and tools to make coffee climate-smart. Now it is upon the coffee industry to be ready to utilize the power of partnerships and make good use of these tools. With a large, diffused problem such as rising temperatures, variable rainfall and harder to control pests and diseases, individual actors within the coffee sector may not know where to start. Through the consolidation of knowledge and climate expertise between partners and private sector companies, The Alliance for Resilient Coffee proved that the global coffee supply chain can become climate-smart and families can be empowered to mitigate climate threats.
ARC is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and comprised of seven leading partners; Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS), Sustainable Food Lab (SFL), World Coffee Research (WCR), The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Conservation International (CI) and Root Capital. As part of the U.S. Government’s food security initiative, Feed the Future, ARC developed innovative tools such as country profiles, landscape assessments and a vulnerability tool to provide the sector and smallholders with clear guidance on how to mitigate changing climates. As ARC is phasing out end of September 2020, it is time for the next steps.
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ARC Project Region: Guatemala and Honduras