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Projects

Mountain Project

After Hurricanes Irma and María in 2019, PROCAFE with the support of ConPRmetidos took on the task of creating a program to help

to Puerto Rican coffee farmers and their families.

 

The Mountain Project consisted of the

award and distribution to 500 coffee growers and their families of 750,000 high-quality coffee trees, 1,000 tons of lime, 1,500 quintals of fertilizer and a Manual for establishing coffee plantations to 500 PROCAFE members, with a minimum investment by the coffee farmer

 

The Mountain Project had the impact  socioeconomic of being able to produce and harvest more than 4.6 million pounds of coffee grapes annually on 500 coffee farms in Puerto Rico.

After Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2019, PROCAFE with the support of ConPRmetidos took on the task of creating a program to help Puerto Rican coffee growers and their families.

 

This project consisted of the awarding and distribution of

500 coffee growers and their families 750,000 high quality coffee trees, 1,000 tons of lime, 1,500 quintals of fertilizer and a Manual for the establishment of coffee plantations to 500 PROCAFE members, with a minimum investment on the part of the coffee grower.

 

The project had the socioeconomic impact of being able to produce and harvest annually more than 4.6 million pounds of coffee in grapes in 500 coffee farms in Puerto Rico.

Revive The Puerto Rican Coffee Plantation

Hispanic Federation, Puerto Rico Coffee Roasters, together with PROCAFE and other entities implemented the Revive El Cafetal Puertorriqueño program. The purpose of this program was to increase in the long term: resilience, sustainability and socioeconomic development of coffee producers in Puerto Rico, giving priority to small coffee growers. This program, starting in February 2020 and ending in December 2021, distributed 2,002,518 high-quality coffee trees, with minimal investment by the coffee grower. Among 1,139 producers located in 54 municipalities, the majority being in the coffee-growing area. 88% of applicants to the program had coffee farms smaller than 10 acres. The program will have the impact of a potential production of 13 million pounds of coffee grapes for the 1,139 coffee growers in Puerto Rico 

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Bananas for the Mountain I

In February 2021, PROCAFE and ConPRmetidos distributed 800 banana seeds, lime, fertilizer, organic nematicide, and workshops offered by the Agricultural Extension Service, impacting 98 farmers.

Bananas for the Mountain II

Likewise, together with the Peter Alfond Foundation, 800 banana seeds, nutrical, organic nematicide, cultivation manual and workshops were distributed.

65 farmers were impacted.

 

The Board of Directors of the Peter Alfond Foundation visited several of our partners' farms and other projects on the Island, and after the visit we were selected to receive the donation for this project.

Protocol for the agricultural work environment

This project consisted of a collaboration with several public and private sector institutions to improve the agricultural work environment in Puerto Rico. Among them, AARP and the Medical Task Force of the Government of Puerto Rico stand out.

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