Technology Transformation: Life improvement for Coffee Growers

Details of the organization
Civil society entities

Information about the project
Technology Transformation: Life improvement for Coffee Growers
Technology Transform
The objective of the project is to promote ICT adoption in the coffee sector in order to improve productivity and market access. The absence of connectivity in rural areas, showed the need for the installation and adaptation of technology to give Internet access to farms and schools in the area. Broadband wireless access was delivered using an Inside-Out TV White Space. So far, 5 farms and 2 schools were connected. Digital skills and training are presented for coffee growers families and teachers in schools. Through the ICT activities and tools developed in the training cycles, the project seeks to positively impact the processes and activities of coffee growers such as: - Quantity and quality of production - Risk of weather conditions - Environmental impact - Quality control - Competitiveness - Offer and market access
Local implementation: Colombia, Mesetas, Meta
Planned for future from 01/04/2016 to 01/01/2018
Lavazza, Alo&Partners, Microsoft, National Spectrum Agency (ANE), Carcafe, ICT Ministry, Meta Governorship

WSIS information
* Information and communication infrastructure
  • Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Project