NKG BLOOM Honduras

Coffee farming in Honduras has long been an act of endurance and determination, with producers struggling to create quality from minimal resources. Since 2002, Becamo has supported producers with various efforts, including the 2015 creation of Recuperando mi Cafetal, a program designed to support the recovery of 84 hectares of coffee destroyed during the rust epidemic.

Now part of NKG BLOOM, the program offers producers training in plant nutrition; pest, disease and tissue management; and the preparation of biofertilizers. “It’s about recovering,” says Becamo leadership. “Recovering farmers financial economy, their family heritage and their interest in following the best agricultural practices.”

NKG BLOOM further builds on these efforts and makes them a permanent part of Becamo’s business. The renovation program now also includes the availability of ECOPIL seedlings and plant varieties resistant to pests and diseases. The new technology, once piloted and approved, is expected to improve producers’ productivity, resilience and ultimately profitability.

Becamo is today growing the team of agronomists within its Farmer Services Unit, digitizing its support services to increase efficiency and transparency and expanding its offer of financial services to include both short- and long-term financing options for farmers and farmer groups.

Santos Garcia Peréz has received technical assistance, fertilizers and access to financing through Becamo. He has also received 3,000 Parainema seedlings with which he‘s renewing one hectare of his farm.

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Key Figures

12

FSU staff to date

1,500 +

Producers involved

2,2

ha

Average farm size

≈ 18

bags/ha

Average productivity

25+

bags/ha

Target productivity

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Key services for farmers

Financing

High-quality
fertilizers

Technical
assistance

Market
access

Seedlings

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Get in touch

NKG BLOOM Honduras is mainly coordinated by Neumann Kaffee Gruppe’s export company Beneficio de Café Montecristo S.A.

Km.14, Sector Dos Caminos
Villanueva, Cortés, Honduras

Tel.: +504 2605 2700
E-mail: becamo@nkg.coffee

Emilio Medina
General Manager

Ramon Medina
Commercial Manager
ramon.medina@nkg.coffee

Manuel Calero
FSU Manager
manuel.calero@nkg.coffee

 

 

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