Since 2015 Pelican Rouge Coffee Roasters supports the coffee farmers in Cameroon to provide a better water network and sustainable management. This is a cooperation between LiveBuild and MVO Nederland. This year Pelican Rouge Coffee Roasters donated € 15.000 to the Sanyar Bassee project. On the 19th of June MVO Nederland donated €7.500 which makes the total project €22.500.
With this donation LiveBuild, MVO Nederland and Pelican Rouge Coffee Roasters work together to support the coffee famers with: sustainable agronomy practices and quality processing. Also with organizational development, good governance and leadership. Thirdly to improve the work and live condition of the coffee farmers.
According to Tim van Groenewoud of LiveBuild; “What we see in the Sanyar area and also in other areas is that the role of the coffee farmer is changing because the effects of climate change and the growing demand for coffee. It is important to train the coffee farmers about soil use and alternative income sources. LiveBuild works together with local cooperatives to train the farmers at the start of the coffee season and in the harvesting period. The training will be about; the use of chemicals, coffee picking and drying techniques. All to increase the coffee quality structurally. This fits well with the long-term approach that LiveBuild has. In addition to specific projects, LiveBuild focuses on quality of coffee and on organizing communities so that they can make a collective impact.”