Scale-Up Implementation of Integrated Coffee-Vegetable Farming Systems

Project Summary

Scale-Up Implementation of Integrated Coffee-Vegetable Farming Systems

Philippines | 2021

Context and Project Objective

Vegetables can be an excellent way for coffee farmers to offset cash flow constraints in the early months of the crop cycle, before coffee can be productive and harvested, and to reduce shocks from fluctuating global coffee markets. 

The overall aim of the Scale-Up Implementation of Integrated Coffee-Vegetable Farming Systems project is to increase coffee farm productivity and promote farm income diversification by building the capacity of selected coffee growers/ambassadors to produce vegetables through sustainable coffee-vegetable intercropping systems. 

Expected Outcomes

  • 20 key farmers trained on sustainable vegetable farming practices and provided better access to seeds and other farm inputs, improved marketing systems, and horticultural advisory services
  • 1 hectare of farmland showcasing coffee-vegetable intercropping systems anchored on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
  • 1,000 other farmers exposed to appropriate vegetable production technologies through farmer-led technical Field Day events
  • 20 government extension workers trained in PhilGAP (Philippine Good Agricultural Practices) protocols
  • 20 input suppliers’ representatives equipped with knowledge through subject-matter-specific training focused on the technical information most commonly requested by their buyers and farmer clients
  • 20 vegetable traders exposed to proper and safe handling of vegetables
  • An increase in the availability of safe, low-residue vegetables for the consuming public
  • A functional marketing cluster with a reliable and steady supply of vegetables linked to various market channels

EWS-KT Partners

Funding partner: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Implementing partner: Nestlé

Project Period

4 June 2021 – 31 December 2021 


Philippines: Bukidnon province


Two farmers hold cucumbers between trellised cucumber rows intercropped with coffee plants.