Peru Coffee

Since 2017, the UNDP’s Green Commodities Programme has been supporting the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MINAGRI) and the National Coffee Council to lead a multi-stakeholder dialogue and devise a National Action Plan to address the structural barriers to sustainable coffee production. In a very complex sector, this process has enabled detailed analysis and widespread discussion on the key issues facing the sector, such as: production and sustainable quality, control of plant diseases and pests, as well as financial services. This process has created greater trust and understanding between stakeholders and, for the first time, the sector now has an agenda built through the active participation of key stakeholders. The key activities now include:

  • Implementing the new National Action Plan: UNDP is supporting the government to write the new Plan into law through a ministerial Resolution by MINAGRI.
  • Sector governance:The process to develop the Plan created consensus on the need to build a new coffee governance model in Peru. One that is capable of leading change, with differentiated and clear roles for each institution. UNDP is supporting the development of such a model.  
  • UNDP is also supporting MINAGRI to develop a wide-reaching national technical assistance program to help more than 222,000 families learn sustainable agricultural practices, increasing their yields and livelihoods.  
  • Currently Peru´s coffee consumption remains low. UNDP is supporting the government and stakeholders to outline a marketing strategy to promote consumption of Peruvian coffee at home

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Esperanza Dionisio has been manager of the Pangoa cooperative in the Amazonian forests of Peru's mountain range for more than 20 years. Concerned about the little value placed on women’s contribution as farmers, workers, and entrepreneurs in the coffee sector, in 1997, Esperanza developed the Women’s Committee of Pangoa Cooperative (CODEMU).

Posted on July 6, 2018

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This is the question that 80 representatives of diverse groups working across Peru's internationally renowned industry collectively answered during a plenary session of the Government-led and GCP-facilited National Coffee Platform last month. They developed a vision for sustainable coffee production by 2030, which places farming communities' wellbeing at the centre.

Posted on November 7, 2017


Exported to more than 50 countries, Peruvian coffee is famous for its high quality. But, despite its global popularity, this vital national industry faces many challenges. Poverty is widespread among the 223,000 small farming families who grow and pack most of Peru’s sought-after coffee beans. The industry’s competitive growth is also lagging and it is increasingly driving deforestation across the globally significant Amazon basin.

Posted on July 10, 2017