The Lavazza Foundation, which has always been close to the needs of the communities in which it operates, has joined the Carcafè Foundation in a project to support hundreds of coffee producers in the Meta Region, in Colombia. In its fourth phase, the beneficiaries impacted by project reached the amount of nine hundred coffee producers.
Meta is an isolated Colombian rural region that, over the years, has suffered the violence of the civil war and the spread of illegal crops. It enjoys an ancient coffee tradition and that in the production of high-quality coffee it will find the engine of its rebirth.
For this reason, the Foundation intervened to support the coffee producers who, for two consecutive years, have obtained the Rainforest Alliance certification. Cultivation techniques, as well as the profitability of their product, are increasing.
Our goal is to train producers on coffee cultivation methods with a focus on quality and sustainability, improve the infrastructure available to producers for better coffee cultivation, increase the competitiveness of the region through better access to technology.
The Lavazza Foundation also supported a project to improve access to technology and the internet in remote coffee-growing areas.