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Regional Farmer-to-Farmer Exchange for Coffee Farmers on Reforestation

HOST ORGANIZATION

Cooperative Coffees

ABOUT THE TRAINING

Cooperative Coffees fundraised to host a Farmer-to-Farmer training in Nicaragua with their partners, Taking Root. Taking Root has been operating a successful, community-led, native species reforestation project for over 10 years. The project empowers people, regenerates land, and implements reforestation using a methodology that calculates soil carbon levels, enabling them to assess their environmental impact. Cooperative Coffees and Grow Ahead successfully fundraised for 30 coffee producers from across Latin America, representatives of their organizations, and allied groups to learn and share knowledge about the multiple benefits of reforestation.

WHY THIS TRAINING?

Recent research says up to 50 percent of current coffee producing regions will no longer be suitable for production by 2050. Most of the world's coffee is produced by small scale farmers who cannot migrate with a changing climate, meaning their livelihood is under threat. We urgently need to invest in resilience for coffee producers around the world to enable them to adapt to climate change.

This is an opportunity for coffee farmers from across Latin America to learn from a successful locally-driven project and take that knowledge back to their communities to implement according to their local context to boost their land's resilience in face of climate change.

"Reforestation is such a big part of good carbon farming. It’s a great opportunity for our producers to learn about how to optimize soil regeneration and productivity while storing carbon to the benefit of climate balance,' said Coop Coffees' Sustainability Director Monika Firl.

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