Blue Harvest: A New Sustainable Production Model for Small Holder Coffee Farmers (IADB-RG-M1285)

  • El Salvador
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
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Financial Institutions
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Aug 5, 2015
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Catholic Relief Services
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 1.24 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 5.56 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IADB website

Updated in EWS Aug 9, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jan 19, 2016

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Project Description
The project seeks to promote water resource management with a focus on water-smart agricultural approaches as a high impact model of sustainable production in priority coffee producing zones in El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. The project will be implemented in 7 zones. Nicaragua: San Ramón; Tuma La Dalia. Honduras: Opalaca Biological Reserve, El Jilguero Biological Reserve. El Salvador: Cordillera Cacahuatique /Arambala; Comasagua, Cordillera Bálsamo; Jujutla, Cordillera Apaneca.
Investment Description
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
This Technical Cooperation has a total cost of US$5,558,990. The IDB is financing US$1,240,000 through their MIF Small Enterprise Development Facility, and the project is receiving US$4,318,618 in country counterpart financing. This project will be financed and implemented in association with Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Keurig Green Mountain (KGM) and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation.
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