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Reviving and upgrading Fogo coffee quality (Cabo Verde)

Cap Vert

Titre : Reviving and upgrading Fogo coffee quality (Cabo Verde)

Pays : Cap Vert

Dates : Start date : 1 August 2011 // End date : 24 May 2017

Identification projet : NL-KVK-27378529-PSI11CV01

Programme : Private Sector Investment programme (PSI)

The Northern part of the volcanic Cabo Verdean island Fogo has an excellent microclimate to grow high quality coffee. It has been producing large quantities of coffee for many centuries. However, the coffee production has been neglected for many years due to lack of finance, equipment, market access and knowledge. Instead, cheap quality coffee is being imported from Brazil and Portugal, the latter being sold to tourists as "Fogo coffee". As the approximately one hundred coffee farmers of the Fogo Coffee Association could not compete with this imported coffee on the local market, they changed part of their production to fruits and vegetables. The Dutch organic coffee trading company Trabocca recognised the good potential of the Fogo coffee, organically grown on the volcanic soils of the Island. In order to revive and upgrade the coffee sector on Fogo, Trabocca will form a joint venture company with the local company Capital Consulting on Fogo. Both partners, together with the Fogo Coffee Association will invest in new coffee processing equipment, train the farmers on organic coffee production, extend the acreage of coffee plantations and create an international specialty market for the Fogo coffee. In future, part of the coffee will be roasted locally in order to satisfy the local market with real Fogo coffee. It is the intention of the project partners to make Fogo people proud again of their own product.

Partenaire (s) : Netherlands Enterprise Agency, Firma Ramos & Barros LDA, Trabocca B.V.

Budget Total : €200,270

Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO)

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