Super We Coffee project, firstly overall aims to support the development of a green, low-carbon, resource-efficient and more circular economy, and contribute to poverty reduction in Asia. The Action focuses on improving the economic profitability, efficiency and sustainability of intensified coffee production by smallholder farmers, coffee in Laos being a commodity with high potential for poverty reduction and climate change resilience of rural groups. The Action, secondly responds to the specific objective to develop and adopt less polluting and more resource-efficient and circular products, processes and services by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) allowing their integration to global greener value and supply chains. The secotr of priprity of the project is to support MSMEs in reducing the environmental impact of their industrial production, improving resource efficiency and adopting circular economy practices. In particular, the action addresses this scope by focusing on the production side of the Laos PDR coffee value chain, promoting the adoption of more resource-efficient processes by coffee producers and their organizations (MSMEs), increasing their resilience to climate change and integrating them in global greener value and supply chains.
In particular, the Project is implemented in LAOS, in the Dakcheung district, Sekong province.
The Benficiaries of this action are the12.000 inhabitants in the Dakcheung area and at national level around 20,000 smallholder families making a living from selling coffee beans, and more than 300,000 people engaged in jobs linked to the coffee industry.
The project is funded by the European Union under the SWITCH-ASIA Programme.
PARTNERHSIP: CARE France is the Lead Applicant; CARE International in Laos is an Affilieted entity; the Co-Applicants are Haliéus; 4Form società s.r.l.; International Cooperative Alliance Asia and Pacific Association