Years of conflict and illegal logging have left swathes of land in the Philippine island of Mindanao in a poor state, but community involvement and modern farming practices introduced by companies like Coffee for Peace are now bringing change.
Coffee for Peace’s inclusive business approach is helping farming communities in the Mount Apo area. Premium coffee varieties were introduced and farmers trained to achieve higher yields, while best practices in processing, branding, and marketing coffee were also disseminated.
Coffee for Peace was one of the finalists of the first ASEAN Inclusive Business Awards, which was held in 2017.
The Asian Development Bank, through its Inclusive Business Support Project, is helping governments and the private sector put in place policies, programs, and incentives for inclusive businesses across Asia and the Pacific.