The Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) "Adaptation for Smallholders to Climate Change" (AdapCC)
supports coffee and tea farmers of Cafédirect's supply chain in developing strategies to cope with the risks and
impacts of climate change. The project starts out in six focus countries;
Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru in Latin
America and Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda
in East Africa.
As it becomes clearer by international research, the impact of climate changes will affect a number of vital areas and
sectors across the world. One of the most affected economic sectors will be the one most dependent on status and
stability of its natural environment and resources: agriculture. With all the given uncertainties still involved
concerning the most likely scenarios of climate change: Those most susceptible to the expected impacts will be poor
agricultural smallholders in rural areas. Due to lack of information, adaptation capabilities and access to financial
and technical support schemes, these producer groups will be affected most by climate change.
Smallholders in the rural areas will be affected by the reduction of soil fertility, by extreme water shortages
and droughts and by increasing pest attacks. The PPP AdapCC aims to mitigate the risks that coffee and tea farmers
in Latin America and in East Africa are set out to.