The NAMA Support Project (NSP Café) will offer Nespresso technical support in calculating greenhouse gas emissions generated by farmers affiliated to the private company.
By means of a Memorandum of Understanding signed in June 2018, the NAMA Support Project (NSP Café) and Nestlé Nespresso S.A. formed a strategic alliance aimed at training up to 2.000 coffee farmers affiliated to the company in topics of mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change. The workshops will be held by Nespresso´s agronomers, incorporating Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) promoted by the NSP Café and that are already part of Nespresso´s AAA Sustainable QualityTM Program.
In addition, Nespresso will receive technical support on behalf of the NSP Café in calculating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated on the affiliated farmer´s coffee farms. The activities will be carried out throughout the second half of 2018. By means of the memorandum 2.000 additional farmers are expected to be trained, fulfilling the NSP Café´s indicator of reaching at least 6.000 Costa Rican farmers over the course of the project´s duration.
The involvement of the private sector in the mitigation of GHG emissions and adaptation to climate change by means of companies such as Nespresso is highly important for the sector, considering their role as agents of change and key players at a local and regional level. These types of alliances are vital in contributing to fulfilling Costa Rica´s international climate goals.
In 2017 and 2018, the NSP Café trained → over 4.000 farmers from the entire country on topics such as the impact of climate change on the coffee crop, disease and pest management and the correct application and dosage of fertilizers and pesticides, among others.
Nespresso signed the memorandum with the German Development Cooperation, GIZ, which implements the NSP Café together with ICAFE, MAG and MINAE.