KAPE’T BUHAY is a multi-partite synergetic production & consumption program for Philippine Coffee, initiated by Bote Central – anchored on sustainable & inclusive development entrepreneurship framework – wherein farmers shall be transformed, educated, trained, mentored and coached to become farmer entrepreneurs, going into the agribusiness of coffee, serving their own produced coffee to the local communities and, likewise, transforming the Urban / Rural Poor market into dealers & retailers or ‘nano’ coffee entrepreneurs of Philippine produced coffee, to at least augment family income.

KAPE’T BUHAY Project Objectives:
a. Increase Philippine coffee supply of improved quality green beans to lessen imports
b. Generate increased income opportunities for coffee farmers with the provision of necessary post-harvest and processing technologies, complemented with grassroots-level entrepreneurial and technical training;
c. Generate income opportunities for rural/urban poor women with the provision of start-up capital, endorsement of coffee suppliers, as well as mentoring and coaching effective marketing strategies for coffee distribution and retailing;
d. Promote apprenticeship of the farmers’ children, thereby reviving the youth’s interest in coffee farming, proudly taking on the legacy of being a farmer;
e. Educate the consumers of the benefits to the communities with their continuous patronage of improved quality locally produced coffee products;

Multi-Partite Public / Private Partners & Enablers:

• Department of Agriculture, HVCDP RFUs – fund postharvest , roasting, & other equipments for the CRBUs
• Department of Social Welfare & Development – SEA-K livelihood program
• Department of Agrarian Reform – BARBD – village enterprise development
• Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) – collaborator
• Philippine Social Enterprise Network (PHILSEN) – values, training & skills development program manager
• Accenture – ‘Skills to Succeed 2015’ Program
• Globe Telecoms – internet connections for CBCEs
• Local Government Units – alternative funder for equipments
• Philippine Coffee Alliance – program incubator & industry support
• Foundation for Sustainable Society, Inc. – funding resource institution
• Inter-Church Organization (ICCO) – funding resource institution
• National Anti-Poverty Commission – policy enabler
• World Fair Trade Organizations-Philippines & Asia – policy enabler

“When the coffee farmer earns more from his coffee , he will plant more coffee trees.”

 

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