Maximizing opportunities for women coffee growers in El Salvador

Morazán is a department located in the eastern part of El Salvador, divided into 26 municipalitieswhere mainly agricultural activities predominate, including coffee production. Sonia Ramírez, is a 45-year-old woman, born in Comunidad las Quebradas, municipality of San Simón, comes from a family with a long coffee-growing tradition. She began harvesting coffee more than 25 years…

Family Entrepreneurship: El Cacao de la Esperanza (The Cocoa of Hope)

Milagro and Elmer increased their income in 80% by improving their chocolate bar´s production management. Elmer and Milagro, or the “Martínez Domínguez family” as they are known in their community for their entrepreneurial energy and willingness to share their knowledge, have great enthusiasm in managing their cocoa plantation, becoming leading producers, artisanal processors and innovative…

Partnership benefits more than 2,600 coffee producers in Honduras

Farmers receive training, access to finance, and planting materials.  More than 35% of participants are women.  The initiative is supported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE), Keurig Dr Pepper, and Neumann Kaffee Gruppe NKG. San Pedro Sula, Honduras Coffee is the leading export crop and the source of livelihood…

CENFROCAFE participates in the nursery verification and seed production processes through World Coffee Research

We interviewed Engineer Albertino Meza Ojeda, the coordinator of the Production and Sustainability Unit of CENFROCAFE, within the MOCCA framework project, about the importance of the initiatives carried out with World Coffee Research and the impact of seed production and coffee nurseries. By Jesslin Cruz Zeledón | Country Agronomist -World Coffee Research CENFROCAFE is a…

“WIN-WIN experience” between OLAM Ecuador and MOCCA

Ecuador is recognized worldwide for its outstanding national fine aroma cacao. Historically, it is one of the most economically and culturally important products in the country. In 2011 Olam Ecuador began marketing cacao from small farmers in 8 provinces of the country; as from 2014 they started their sustainability programs in alliance with different clients.…