Project Period: 01 January 2023 – 31 December 2025

Transforming livelihoods and climate resilience of smallholder coffee producers through the adoption of regenerative agriculture production systems Project


Despite increasing demand for Robusta coffee, coffee yields in key growing countries such as the Côte d’Ivoire, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand remain well below potential and are increasingly affected by the impacts of climate change. Production and cultivation methods are rarely adapted to climate change and innovative approaches such as regenerative agriculture and related practices are not common adopted. Further a significant proportion of smallholder producers live in poverty. Often, producers lack access to knowledge and/or resources to implement modern, sustainable, climate-adapted, and economically optimised farm management


Coffee++ aims to improve smallholder coffee farmers’ economic and environmental resilience through regenerative agriculture farming practices.


The Coffee++ iDPP (integrated development partnership), is a joint measure between Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and one or more private companies. It is integrated into a GIZ project and contributes directly to the goals of this project. In the case of Coffee++, the iDPP is integrated in the global programme “Sustainability and Value Added in Agricultural Supply Chains”. Such partnerships are formed when the business interests of private partners and the interests of German development cooperation overlap. GIZ and the private partner(s) both contribute expertise, in-kind inputs and/or financial resources to the joint measure. The project builds on this foundation and provides producers in Côte d’Ivoire, Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand with technical and entrepreneurial knowledge to improve incomes and climate resilience. Capacity development activities are based on new as well as proven approaches such as good agricultural practices, regenerative agriculture, farmer business school (FBS), agroforestry practices and the strengthening of farmers’ organisations. Implementation takes place through training measures in the field as well as using digital tools such as the FBS app. By building strategic partnerships with the public-, private-, and civil society, Coffee++ aims to amplify the developmental benefits beyond the scope of the project.

Financed by

German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Société des Produits Nestlé SA (Nestlé)

Project partner


Result so far

Coffee++ is a next phase of the initial collaboration project between GIZ and Nestlé “Improving smallholder coffee farming systems in Southeast Asia (Coffee+)” implemented at regional level in Thailand Indonesia and the Philippines during year 2018 – 2022.  See our success story here: 

Contact Person
Pouchamarn Wongsanga
Project Director

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