Bolivia, Santa Cruz, 25 September, 2020
The Livestock Merit Award was presented by Fegasacruz, the Federation of Stockbreeders of Santa Cruz in Bolivia, acknowledging Agriterra’s contribution to the livestock sector.
One of the main achievements of the cooperation between Fegasacruz and Agriterra was to launch the “Bolivia Natural Beef” trademark onto the European market.
Philippines - COVID-19 Pandemic crippled the many day-to-day activities of human beings. People find it hard to access transportation and buy essentials. More people lost their jobs due to the stoppage of business operations. However, people have to find ways to make a living and sustain the daily needs of the family. Thus, TiTaStores (Tindahang Tapat) Neighborhood Food Market was conceptualized by Gintong Aral Pangkabuhayan Consumer Cooperative. TiTaStore business model was adopted and expanded in the Coops4Food Project. It aims to provide livelihood activities through the selling of rice, vegetable, fruits, and other essentials in the neighborhood at a cheaper price compared to public markets.Read more
Cooperative San Fernando located in Inkawasi, Cusco, has privileged climate conditions to produce high-quality coffee. The farms are situated at an ideal altitude of 1500 to 2600 mamsl with an average daily temperature of 18°C.
In August 2019, Agriterra made an assessment of the cooperative, confirming what their directives had already identified: they produce a highly rewarded specialty coffee, paying up to 3 times the price of the NYSE C per qq. This niche market is very demanding and sensitive to any quality variation, requiring a minimum cup punctuation of 83 SCAA points. Cooperative San Fernando could aim at a much higher punctuation and thus a better selling price, due to its location. However, the unstable and low-quality technology used for processing and drying the coffee has decreased their quality to 82.5 SCAA points, threatening them to lose their market.
My name is Pavel Gontsarik, I come from Estonia and since 2017 I study in the Netherlands at HAS University of Applied Science. My faculty is International Food- & Agri-business, and it is the “business” part that got my interest in the financial sector and lead me to Agriterra.
My journey at Agriterra began on 17th of February 2020 when I was accepted to be an intern on a project in Vietnam. At the time my task was to analyse the state of the “Tan Nong Nguyen” cooperative and give an advice on how to make it bankable. However, around that time the whole world went into a lockdown over the COVID-19 pandemic and I could not join the team in Vietnam. It was a hard time to endure since no one knew what would happen next and I was worried that my internship would be cancelled all together.Read more
Sign up for our monthly newsletter!