Smallholder coffee farmers in the forest in Peru

Latin America in 2020: Stronger, more sustainable farmers

Drought, heavy rainfall, disappointing harvests, and of course the coronavirus pandemic: smallholder farmers in Latin America faced more than their share of challenges in 2020. Rabo Foundation gave them a hand to help them get through it. The result? Almost all of our partner cooperatives ended the year in the black!

How we work in Latin America

We use a variety of methods to help farmers’ cooperatives in Latin America grow sustainably. Our mission is to help our partner organizations to become self-sufficient and to improve the lives of our partner smallholder farmers economically, socially and ecologically. We achieve the latter by helping them to become more resilient to climate change.

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Results Latin America

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7 countries

we are active in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru.


€ 12.0 million

we provided in the form of loans, trade finance, technical assistance and grants.

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producer cooperatives, savings and credit cooperatives, and SMEs in Food & Agri were thus given the opportunity to start or scale up their operations. And, by doing so, strengthen the position of smallholder farmers.

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€ 128,908

we provided to 28 organizations we supported from our Covid-19 emergency fund.

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of our organizations received technical assistance, such as education and training in agricultural techniques and crop diversification.

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