Promotion of Biodiversity Conservation within Coffee Landscapes (GEF-MSP) (WB-P056914)

  • El Salvador
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  • World Bank (WB)
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.72 million
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$ 0.72 million
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Original disclosure @ WB website

Disclosed by Bank Sep 17, 2002

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Project Description
<h5>As part of a Coffee and Biodiversity Project in El Salvador, a group of World Bank experts recently concluded that this type of coffee cultivation is not only a plus for the environment, but it can also be a profitable source of income for small and medium-size producers. Some Salvadoran farmers recently switched to shade-grown coffee techniques and turned their agriculture project into a lucrative venture, placing their product on gourmet world coffee markets.&nbsp; The project has shown that a comparatively small investment, $750,000 in this case, can have a significant effect, because the project can be extended and replicated in the future.&nbsp; As an outcome of the project, 224 coffee plantations will be certified with the ECO/OK seal, which the Rain Forest Alliance grants to farmers who cultivate coffee in a manner consistent with biodiversity preservation.&nbsp; Four coffee processing plants will be certified as well.&nbsp; There are more than 130 coffee species on certified plantations, while only five species have been recorded in areas where coffee is grown under the sun.</h5>
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