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USAID Joins Nespresso and TechnoServe in Supporting South Sudan’s Coffee Farmers

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USAID Joins Nespresso and TechnoServe in Supporting South Sudan’s Coffee Farmers

USAID Joins Nespresso and TechnoServe in Supporting South Sudan’s Coffee Farmers
April 08
14:20 2016

Nespresso and its non-profit development partner TechnoServe have announced a new partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to support its efforts to rebuild the coffee industry in South Sudan. USAID will invest US$3.18 million over the next three years to assist Nespresso and TechnoServe to help raise farmers’ incomes and expand export markets.

Jean-Marc Duvoisin, CEO of Nestlé Nespresso, says: “This funding injection will allow us to scale the project up and help an even greater number of farmers grow and sell high quality coffee for international export at a higher price, thus creating a better quality of life for farmers and their families.”

Nespresso and TechnoServe have been working with local farmers in South Sudan since 2011 to revive high-quality coffee production after the local coffee industry was decimated by years of civil war. So far more than 700 farmers have received technical assistance and training in sustainable farming methods through the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program. As part of our Nestlé in Society Creating Shared Value commitments, the program will have trained 1500 South Sudanese farmers by 2019, 25 percent of whom will be women.

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