Technology continues to be scarce among rural communities in Colombia. In an effort to help change this reality, SAP donated technical training to more than 500 coffee growers, teaching them how to effectively use mobile tablets and computers. They will also learn how to use the “coffee portal,” which runs on SAP technology. Using the new coffee portal on their mobile devices or computers, farmers and their families can obtain relevant information such as coffee market news, geographical farm information, coffee purchasing conditions, incentives and support programs.
“Like SAP, we are committed to sustainable business practices, and FNC is dedicated to supporting rural coffee communities,” said Luis Acero, chief operating officer, FNC. “Working with SAP is essential to bringing technology to rural areas of the country. Helping farmers become familiar with tools like the coffee portal and access to the portal, gives them access to important business information that helps shape their market activities.”
As a pioneer implementing SAP® software for companies in Colombia, the FNC created the coffee portal to have consolidated information supported by SAP technology that allows all coffee farmers to be connected and informed about the coffee industry. Through the Manuel Mejía Fundation, the FNC contributes education programs for the entire rural sector of Colombia’s coffee growers.