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Gaining Ground: Nicaragua’s Women Coffee Farmers

  • Caroline
  • October 21, 2015
  • 11:18 pm

One organisation helps women in rural Nicaragua to escape poverty by gaining land rights and farming skills. http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/women-make-change/2015/09/gaining-ground-nicaragua-women-coffee-farmers-150922120456252.html

Connecting through coffee

  • Cafenica
  • September 9, 2015
  • 10:52 pm

Promoters and specialists from Cafenica partner organizations have created a communication network, using smartphones and interactive applications in order to share knowledge about coffee growing in a novel way. The “Coffee Communication Network” aims to train farmers and promoters to share information, news, alerts and effective solutions related to coffee […]

My demonstration field plot is “lifting the spirit and soul”

  • Cafenica
  • September 9, 2015
  • 10:52 pm

With these words Don Juan describes his demonstration field plot. I definitely felt this when visiting him as part of a climate field school with best-practice promotores farmers, many of them the sons and daughters of farmer members. Banana plants rustle in the breeze, young coffee trees laden with green […]

Ninth Meeting of the Women’s Movement “Flores del Café”

  • Cafenica
  • September 9, 2015
  • 10:51 pm

On July 2nd and 3rd, the ninth meeting of the “Flores del Café” Women’s Movement was held in Matagalpa. The WMFC is a movement of small scale, women coffee farmers and works to strengthen and build capacity among the women members of Cafenica’s base level organizations. This meeting included the […]

Rural tourism: a sustainable alternative for coffee-growing families

  • Cafenica
  • September 8, 2015
  • 11:37 pm

When the roya crisis struck, many farmers were left without other immediate options to bring in an income for their families. Just outside of Estelí in the north of Nicaragua, sustainable community tourism initiatives have made all the difference in providing viable alternatives for farming families that have lost nearly […]

Coffee and Honey: Diversifying production

  • Cafenica
  • June 24, 2015
  • 12:12 am

PRODECOOP is a secondary level cooperative made up of 38 base-level cooperatives that group together a total of 2,300 small-scale coffee farmers in Nicaragua. Of those farmers, a total of 27% are women. As an economically and environmentally sustainable business, the organization has a focus on gender and generational equity. […]

Quality coffee, stronger and more resilient!

  • Cafenica
  • June 24, 2015
  • 12:10 am

In an effort to continue improving coffee quality, CAFENICA has been working to implement varietal plots within farmer’s already existing demonstration plots. These consist of small areas planted with different coffee varieties, including: Catuai Rojo, Paca, Caturra estrella, Catrenic, Parainema and Icatu, which were selected considering a balance between quality […]

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