23rd October 2020 – ACCORD is working with more than 40,000 coffee farmers in Kenya and Rwanda and has had some notable success to date.
This case study offers an overview of key successes and learnings of the Advanced Coffee Crop Optimisation for Rural Development (ACCORD) project at the midpoint of implementation. It outlines the context within which the project is being implemented, the problem being addressed, solutions to the problem, partners involved, the pathway to success and results achieved so far.
It also provides initial evidence of the impact on smallholder coffee farmers in Rwanda and Kenya where the programme has been implemented.
Read more here – ACCORD Case Study Progress Review 02OCT20
The ACCORD Coffee programme offers a smarter, data-driven solution by using satellite-enabled technology, combined with localised weather and ground truth data.
ACCORD helps farmers make timely, important decisions about crops with greater certainty than traditional methods. By helping farmers take action to mitigate the risks of climate change, it increases the reliability and sustainability of their coffee berry yield and bean quality. Farmers can rely on and increase the income they receive from coffee harvests, to support their families and protect their livelihoods, and in the long run ensure coffee is sustainable as a cash crop for smallholder farmers.
Read more here – Earth-i’s Accord Programme
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