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Water Smart Agriculture — Agua Y Suelo Para La Agricultura (ASA)Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

In coffee projects around the world, best practices and increasing yields are often the lynchpin in the strategy to improve smallholders’ livelihoods. By definition, a smallholder has a small tract of land, so the logic goes that to compete they need to maximize their… Source link

Floor Prices for Coffee Are Not the AnswerDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine
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Floor Prices for Coffee Are Not the AnswerDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

I don’t want to sound heartless, but we need to stop subsidizing coffee production. As coffee prices are sitting at historic lows and destroying people’s lives, it is shocking to see the amount of discussion suggesting placing artificial price floors. I understand… Source link

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Cocoa Could Fill In as Arabica Loses Ground to Climate Change, Research SuggestsDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Amidst predictions that much of the currently suitable land for growing arabica coffee will become unsuitable in the coming decades due to climate change, new research suggests cocoa may help fill the gap for some coffee producers in Central America and… Source link

Coopade Cooperative, Vughole Washing Station, located near the border of Virunga
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The Immense Potential for Specialty Coffee in the Eastern DR Congo

Coopade Cooperative, Vughole Washing Station, located near the border of Virunga. Photo courtesy of Adelard Palata. Virunga National Park, the first national park ever established in Africa, sits on the eastern edge of the Democratic Republic of Congo and is home to one… Source link

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Peru’s Efforts to Boost Coffee Sector Stifled by High Costs, Low PricesDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

“Coffee beans” by Nicolas Rénac. CC BY-SA 2.0 license. Coffee farmers throughout Peru are weighing the relatively high costs of replanting old or diseased trees against low international prices. Such market forces are threatening the country’s already economically… Source link

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Can Selling Coffee In Cherry Be Profitable?Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

CRS Coffeelands photo by Morgan Arnold It is often taken as accepted wisdom that smallholders need to move up the value chain — aggregate, process, trade directly — to be competitive and profitable in the coffee industry. Smallholders who aren’t part of a… Source link

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Takeaways From Twin’s New Report on Smallholder Producer OrganizationsDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Historically low C prices, climate change, political volatility, crippling social disparities and a host of other issues have given the global coffee sector plenty of reasons for legitimate concern. But lost in all that tumult are an indefinite number of success stories… Source link

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Report Calls for Increased Investment in Youth Engagement at OriginDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Youth engagement in coffee farming and production has been a hot topic in coffee circles in recent years, as mounting evidence suggests that young adults are leaving rural coffeelands, often smallholder family farms, in favor of better economic or social… Source link

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A Case Of Two Coffeelands And An Unexpected ConclusionDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Although the Mesoamerican coffeelands (Central America and Southern Mexico) are a relatively compact geographical region, they contain a diversity of coffee production systems — agroecologically and organizationally. Among programs in other countries, CRS has ongoing… Source link

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Land Equivalency Ratio and Gross ProfitDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

In order to adapt to coffee crops that have been affected by leaf rust, Carlos Cano, 43 has turned to selling macadamia nuts. To address the drivers of migration — debt/prices and climate pressures — highlighted in the last post, we need to consistently seek a deeper… Source link