Nescafe School Initiative Mexico

Country: Mexico

Impact Area

  • Nutrition
  • Water
  • Rural Development
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Compliance
  • Community engagement
Jul 22, 2014, updated July 2014

Background

Nescafe School Initiative Mexico

Nescafe Plan is seeking to increase farmers connect volumes and to train farmers to increase productivity. However to increase the impact of technical assistance, it is needed to provide farmers with business tools and skills to strengthen their organizations.

Programme description

A 40 hours course has been organized between Nestle México and Tecnologico de Monterrey (one of the most prestigious private university in LATAM). The program includes topics such as life plan, business plan and finances.

Value to Society

Around 200 coffee farmers from 5 producing states have been trained in three locations during the last two years.

Value to Nestlé

These farmers have trained their colleagues in these subjects. Additionally they have implemented these business tools in their own organizations. Currently 9 cooperatives are in the process to implement their own business plans.

Nest steps

It is expected that around 500 farmers will participate in the Nescafe School within the next three years.

Next Steps

UN Millenium Development Goal

  • 1 Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • 2 Achieve universal primary education
  • 3 Promote gender equality and empower women
  • 4 Reduce child mortality
  • 5 Improve maternal health
  • 6 Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • 7 Ensure environmental sustainability
  • 8 Develop global partnerships