ABOUT ACDI/VOCA

Despite significant progress in recent years, the Philippine coffee sector remains in need of support to realize its full potential and deliver improved livelihood opportunities to farmers throughout the country. PhilCAFE will build on the success of the Mindanao Productivity in Agricultural Commerce and Trade (MinPACT) project and capitalize on ACDI/VOCA’s extensive network and reputation from working in tree crops and other sectors in the Philippines for over 25 years.

 

PhilCAFE is a capstone investment in the coffee sector that will leverage private and public capital to put the National Coffee Roadmap into action. The project will empower legacy institutions such as the Philippines Coffee Council, state universities and colleges (SUCs), private universities, and industry actors to support the sustained development of the coffee sector.

 

AT A GLANCE

ACDI/VOCA is an economic development organization that fosters broad-based economic growth, raises living standards, and creates vibrant communities. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA has worked in 147 countries since 1963. Its expertise is in catalyzing investment, climate smart agriculture, empowerment & resilience, institutional strengthening, and market systems.

ACDI/VOCA / (pronounced A-C-D-I-Vōca) / n
1. The name ACDI/VOCA dates back to the 1997 merger of Agricultural Cooperative Development International and Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance. Both were nonprofit international economic development organizations [founded by the U.S. cooperative community.] The merger achieved new economies of scale and blended the complementary strengths of ACDI’s long-term development approaches and VOCA’s people-to-people volunteer activities. 2. Now known by acronym only.

Founded in 1963
501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
Total revenues for ACDI/VOCA and Affiliates of approximately $143 million
36 active projects in 20 countries
~1,270 current employees:
U.S. – ~150
Overseas – ~1,120
200–300 short-term technical consulting assignments per year