Working Group - Coffee


The supply of coffee in the Philippines cannot keep up with high local demand. Filipinos consume 100,000 metric tons of coffee a year but the volume of production is only at 17,000 metric tons, despite the efforts of the government in planting more coffee trees under its National Greening Program. Increasing coffee importation and almost no export suggest that the Philippines is far from achieving its previous position as one of the top coffee producers in the world.


The Coffee Working Group has aligned itself with the Technical Working Group, implementing the Philippine Coffee Industry Roadmap 2017–2022. The Roadmap was finalized in 2017 by the Technical Working Group composed of government agencies
and private sector representatives including Nestlé Philippines, and was approved by the President of the Philippines in May of the same year. Guided by the Roadmap, the Coffee Working Group is tasked to ensure and monitor the development of the coffee industry and the attainment of the following goals:

  • Increasing the average yield of green coffee beans from 0.3 metric ton/ hectare to 1 metric ton/hectare by 2022, and production by 5% per annum
  • Increasing total planting area from 140,522 hectares to 213,788 hectares by 2022
  • Improving farmers’ standard of living from poverty level by 15% per annum through diversified sustainable agribusiness farming systems
  • Increasing employment in the coffee industry by 3% by 2022
  • In addition, Nestlé Philippines and GIZ are launching Project Coffee+ from 2018-2020 to increase the yield of coffee farmers to one metric ton per hectare, thereby increasing incomes and improving the economic viability of their farming systems. The initial focus is on training farmers in Bukidnon and Sultan Kudarat in agronomic practices such as grafting, pruning, rejuvenation organic and inorganic fertilization, as well asentrepreneurial skills.

Project Coffee+ builds on Project Coffee which was started in 2013 as a pilot project that benefited 150 farmers in Tagbina, Surigao del Sur.


  • 140% increase in farmer household net profit
  • 52% increase in volumes sold
  • 39% increase in inputs application
  • 68% of farmers regularly rehabilitating their treees
  • 1,900 farmers reached



Affiliate Members

Bote Central

Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) – High Value Crops Development Program

De La Salle University

Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Credit Policy Council

Department of Agriculture - Office of High Value Crops and Rural Credit

Department of Agriculture – Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries

Department of Trade and Industry

Department of Trade and Industry – Cordillera Administrative Region

Department of Science and Technology

Deutsche Gesellschaft fϋr Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Foodlink Advocacy Cooperative

Macnut Philippines

Nestlé Philippines

Philippine Coffee Alliance

University of Asia and the Pacific

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