In January 2018, the TPSA Project sent 20 coffee farmers from the Gayo region and South Sulawesi to the Indonesian Coffee and Cacao Research Centre Institute or Pusat Penelitian Kopi dan Kakao (PUSLITKOKA) in Jember, East Java.

The farmers represent TPSA-assisted small and medium enterprises/ cooperatives. Increasing farmers’ knowledge and skills in environmentally-friendly production, waste management, and coffee processing is critical to developing a sustainable coffee industry in Indonesia. Participants received in-class training on organic coffee cultivation techniques, waste management, pest and disease management, and post-harvest processing.