AdapCC – Adaptation to climate change for smallholders of coffee and tea
"Adaptation for Smallholders to Climate Change" (AdapCC) supports coffee and tea
farmers in developing strategies to cope
with the risks and impacts of climate change.
The pilot initiative was implemented between April 2007 and February 2010 as a Public-Private Partnership by the leading British
Fairtrade company for hot beverages
Cafédirect and the
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH (German Technical Cooperation). Financing of the project was
shared by Cafédirect (52%) and the PPP programme (48%) of the
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
The successful pilot project will be extended and continued by Cafédirect and several regional and international public and private
institutions (see also "Results / Upscaling Results").
AdapCC pilot initiative successfully implemented
After three years of working with farmers and help them to find ways to confront changing climate and production conditions and
manage uncertainties the AdapCC pilot initiative is now able to present its results and lessons learnt, which we would like to
make available for you in our Final Report.
PDF-Document (2.4 MB)
The report informs you about how we implemented the AdapCC project and how we developed
site-specific adaptation strategies. You will find a detailed description of each of the four pilot cases from the Latin American
coffee sector and the East African tea sector as well as recommendations how to scale up the approach and which results and
instruments should help to confront climate change in the future.
Among the most interesting results AdapCC designed and implemented a capacity building programme for smallscale coffee production.
The related training handbook is now available in Spanish.
PDF-Document (Spanish, 3.0 MB)
More detailed information on the project, the case studies of our pilot groups adapting to climate change, investigation and
research reports, forecasts of climate impacts on future suitability of current coffee growing areas, training handbooks and other
useful materials are also available at the present website.