The funds will be utilized to build a portfolio with long and short term loans to Arabica and Robusta coffee farmers for purposes such as farm renovation & new plantings, to cover labour costs and farm inputs.
Mercapital de Nicaragua S.A. (Mercapital) is the financial arm of Mercon Coffee Group (MCG) in Nicaragua. MCG is one of the world’s leading coffee merchants. It has sourcing operations in Central America, Brazil and Vietnam and a significant share in sustainable and quality coffees. Mercon is involved in all aspects of the coffee supply chain from primary production, production and distribution of seedlings, sourcing and processing of coffee from third parties to the delivery and export of green coffee. Mercon has developed into a supply chain manager with upstream operations and producer engagement in origin countries and strong relationships with premium coffee buyers. The coffees that Mercon sources are mostly certified (Utz, 4C, RfA, C.A.F.E. Practices) and deliveries are based on long-term relationships between Mercon and the producers.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF FMO
Communities who believe they will be negatively affected by a project funded by the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) may be able to file a complaint with the Independent Complaints Mechanism, which is the joint independent accountability mechanism of the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and the German Investment Corporation (KfW) . A complaint can be filed in writing, by email, post, or online. The complaint can be filed in English or any other language of the complainant. The Independent Complaints Mechanism is comprised of a three-member Independent Expert Panel and it can provide either problem-solving, compliance review or both, in either order. Additional information about this accountability mechanism, including a guide and template for filing a complaint, can be found at: https://www.fmo.nl/independent-complaints-mechanism