Opportunities to improve productivity provided for small farmers within Colombian pepper supply chain

Hugo Restrepo y Cia has over 30 years of experience in the food industry, especially in chili paste, with exports to the US, Europe and the Middle East. In 2000, in partnership with the Carvajal Foundation, the company initiated a project with the objective to continuously improve the productivity of small-scale producers while strengthening its supply chain.

Since then the company has purchased about 1,600 tonnes of chili for a value of USD 686,000. The project directly involves 118 producers and indirectly impacts about 650 people. The company is currently working with the Inter-American Development Bank and the National Association of Colombian Business Leaders (ANDI) to expand the project.

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Partnership types

Doing business with the poor

Regions / countries / territories

Americas: Colombia

Global issues

Agriculture, aquaculture and forestry; Job creation and enterprise development

Business sectors

Agriculture and livestock