Welcome, Rodney Nikkels, to the Board of Progreso! We are thrilled to have such a passionate individual join our team. Rodney’s commitment to improving the lives of smallholder coffee and cacao farmers has been unwavering, even before Progreso existed the way it is now.Continue reading
We have more great news to share! Our team is expanding, and we are thrilled to introduce our newest member, Jean Paul Collazos Marina. From and based in Northeast Peru, Jean Paul is joining us as an Agroforestry Expert.
Jean Paul’s main role will be to work closely with coffee and cacao farmers and provide them with support, training, and technical assistance. He will help them design and implement sustainable agroforestry systems that improve the productivity and quality of their farms. This means finding ways to reduce the harmful effects of greenhouse gases and promoting a circular economy by storing carbon in the long term and selling it.
Jean Paul has a lot of experience in environmental work, particularly in monitoring and evaluating development programs and projects in different parts of Peru. He has worked with organizations like USAID and the European Union. He is also passionate about regenerative agriculture and protecting biodiversity. He knows about the processes involved in preparing coffee and cocoa after they are harvested, and he understands how to ensure their quality.
We are very excited to have Jean Paul on our team. With his knowledge and dedication, we are confident that he will help us achieve our goal of promoting sustainable agriculture and supporting local farmers. We look forward to seeing the positive impact he will make as he works with our partners and stakeholders.
At Progreso, we believe that collaboration and expertise are crucial for making a difference. With Jean Paul joining us, we are even better equipped to help farmers on their journey towards a more sustainable future. We are excited about the projects and successes that lie ahead as we continue to grow together.
From Jinotega (north-eastern Nicaragua), Bismarck brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience as an agricultural engineer with a remarkable 18-year career. We couldn’t be more excited to have him on board.
Throughout his extensive professional journey, Bismarck has held various roles in management and marketing, with a strong focus on collaborating with cooperatives and farmer organizations in Jinotega. His expertise spans a wide range of areas, including governance, administration, finance, sales, and, most importantly, working within the Coffee Value Chain.
Here at Progreso, we will be tapping into Bismarck’s talents to drive training initiatives and facilitate the sharing of knowledge within the Coffee Value Chain. His focus will be on crucial aspects such as collection, traceability, processing, export, risk management in prices, and fostering valuable connections.
Bismarck is particularly excited about the opportunity to contribute to the growth and development of organizations and companies benefiting from our technical assistance projects in Nicaragua and Latin America. Through his expertise and skills, he aims to foster growth and success among the cooperatives and businesses we support.
As an organization dedicated to empowering cooperatives and companies with a strong coffee focus, we are honored to have Bismarck on our team. We firmly believe that his contributions will play a vital role in our ongoing success.
Please join us in giving a warm welcome to Bismarck Antonio Jarquin Jimenez. We are absolutely thrilled to have him on board and eagerly anticipate the incredible contributions he will make as we continue our mission to bring positive change to the world of coffee.
At Progreso, we are thrilled to introduce our newest team member, Yvette, who has joined us as a Coffee Quality Consultant. With her extensive experience in providing coffee quality training across Uganda, Yvette is a valuable addition to our team.Continue reading
Hosted by the Speciality Coffee Association (SCA), the World of Coffee Forum drew in more than 10,000 passionate attendees from an astounding 130 countries. Among the delegates were some of our very own colleagues from Progreso: our Managing Director, Anneke Goede, the Senior Product Manager of Beyco, Federica Marra, as well as our Program Managers Yasmin Córdova and Daan Mulder, overseeing Latin America and Africa respectively.Continue reading