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farmers shoveling

Implementing Partners and Organisations

Engineers without Borders

Period of Implementation

October 2018 - September 2023

Geographic scope

Americas: Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Peru


$ 6,250,000
€ 5 952 381


Bilateral Aid: USAID


Agriculture & Fisheries, Agroforestry, Climate & Environment

Type of Activity

Business-to-Business exchanges, Governance and Organizational Strengthening, Technical Assistance & Advisory, Training & Capacity Building, Visibility & Dissemination


Since 2018 NCBA CLUSA has identified host organizations, developed technical assistance plans, and coordinated logistics for skilled volunteers from the US to provide technical assistance to businesses and cooperatives in Ecuador, Peru, Honduras and El Salvador. The program has completed over 100 assignmnets aimed at helping small holder farmers improve productivity, access new markets, and conserve natural resources and the environment.

Project Objectives

The goal of this project is to promote sustainable economic growth and agricultural development of coffee and cacao growers in Latin America through 2-4 week agricultural develoment assignments.

Impact on SDGs

SDG1 - No Poverty
SDG8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG10 - Reduced Inequalities
SDG12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
SDG13 - Climate Action

Main Indicators

ODI rating, annual net income, annual growth sales, number of benificaries

Impact Measurement

Baseline, semi annual/annual reports, surveys, mid-line, end-line, organizational assessments

Direct beneficiaries

Organisations: 65

Individuals: 16

Local stakeholders

Several coffee and cacao cooperatives and associations in Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras and Peru

Key Tags

Entrepreneurship, Environment, Food Security