Cafédirect's network of producers consists of 39 organisations in Africa, Asia and Latin America producing
coffee and cocoa. As the project is limited in its resources a priority setting process of focus regions and
the selection of specific pilot groups was managed together with the producers in a participatory way. Criteria to
select the focus regions were; the severity of climate change effects, the producers' vulnerability and their
adaptation capability. The results and experiences of the project will be available for all producer groups.
Methods and instruments to identify climatic risks and adaptation measures as well as financing mechanisms will
be accessible for all producers.
The AdapCC first project research phase focused on six pilot regions in Latin America (Mexico,
Peru, Nicaragua) and in East Africa (Uganda,
Tanzania, Kenya). Within the focus regions, pilot producer
groups participated in risk and opportunity assessments (ROA).
The problems growers in developing countries face are both complex and complicated and, as this project is the
first of its kind internationally, we're breaking new ground; gaining invaluable insights in every stage of the
As a result, in the second phase of the project, we are implementing exemplary adaptation strategies with a
smaller number of organisations than initially planned. This will enable us to do more for the groups involved,
and make sure the insights and outcomes are transferable to the widest possible number of vulnerable tea, coffee
and cocoa farmers.