Information tools for the coffee farmer

Produtor Informado (Informed Producer) is a Cecafé social responsability program

Information tools for the coffee farmer2018-08-06T15:45:55-02:00

The Produtor Informado (Informed Producer) enables coffee farmers interested in improving its properties management and its coffee quality by adopting the computer and the internet as support tools in search for information – about climate, prices, markets, production techniques, etc.,- and good agricultural practices, with the purpose of obtaining a healthy product, free of contamination (physical, chemical and biological), helping to enhance its business profitability and ensuring environmental sustainability and improving quality of life of rural population.

Idealized in 2006, the Produtor Informado (Informed Producer) program is aimed at familiar agriculture, small producers or rural workers aiming to encourage the digital inclusion for the information technology and notions of internet access as tools for smallholders and in its property management.

In 2016, the Cecafé understood the need of improving this project and, in partnership with a global coffee platform, decided to expand the program scope by directing it towards dissemination of good agricultural practices, with focus on sustainability. This partnership allowed Cecafé to establish partnership with important national coffee farmers players such as extension rural services, co-operatives, associations, traders and research institutes and training institutes.

At the end of the course, fieldwork combined with student’s graduation will be held in several places of its mainly coffee growing regions.

Goal

The Produtor Informado (Informed Producer) enables coffee farmers interested in improving its properties management and its coffee quality by adopting the computer and the internet as support tools in search for information – about climate, prices, markets, production techniques, etc.,- and good agricultural practices, with the purpose of obtaining a healthy product, free of contamination (physical, chemical and biological), helping to enhance its business profitability and ensuring environmental sustainability and improving quality of life of rural population.

Content

Basic notions of information technology based on a booklet prepared by Cecafé, as well as good agricultural practices based on a sustainability program (www.sustainablecoffeeprogram.com). In order to facilitate your learning and ensure a pleasant and dynamic study, the content was structured with dynamic activities and clear language, objective and easy understanding.

Course duration

It will be 2 hours per class, achieving 14 meetings.

To whom it applies

Small and medium-sized coffee producers and workers in the coffee growing regions.

Certificates

A certificate will be received by students who achieve a minimal 75% attendance in classes.

 

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Contact

For further information on the program Produtor Informado (Informed Productor), upcoming program dates and new partnerships, please contact Lilian Vendrametto, Coordinator of Social Responsibility and Sustainability programs at Cecafé.