Support Smallholder Coffee Farmers in Tanzania



Support TechnoServe's work to make Tanzanian coffee competitive on global markets, benefiting small-scale farmers, their families and rural coffee-growing communities

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Following the decade-long decline in Tanzania's coffee industry - made worse by the global coffee crisis -- the vast majority of Tanzania's 400,000 smallholder growers were trapped in a vicious cycle of ever-worsening production and quality. Poor farming practices driven by a lack of income, serve to lock coffee growers into a declining spiral: as they earn less and less, growers are increasingly unable to make the necessary on-farm investments, and coffee quality and volumes suffer.

How will this project solve this problem?

TechnoServe has supported the Tanzanian coffee industry in its transformation from a low-quality coffee producing nation to a source of the world’s finest boutique specialty coffees.

Potential Long Term Impact

The transition to higher quality arabica beans will lead to higher incomes for Tanzanian coffee farmers, allowing the to pay for education and health care for their family and communities.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Jessica Joye

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Washington, DC United States

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