24 Jul '12, 8pm

Small Guatemalan coffee farmers benefit from sustainable certification

Small Guatemalan coffee farmers benefit from sustainable certification

Leticia, one of the farmers from the 52-farm association ADESC in Guatemala, proudly shows off her coffee plants. (Photo: Robin Shreeves) Last week I shared with you some photos from Azotea coffee farm in Guatemala. It wasn’t the only coffee farm I visited with the Rainforest Alliance on my trip. Our group of journalists also visited ADESC (Asociación de desarrollo Social Los Chujes), an association of 52 small Rainforest Alliance Certified farms in Huehuetenango. To get to these coffee farms, our group took a 5-hour ride, the last two of them up the bumpy side of a mountain, passing small, impoverished villages. I saw, for the first time in my life, true third world poverty. When we finally arrived at the association, we met some amazing people who are beating the odds of that poverty with hard work and sustainable practices. The association has been together for five yea...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/food/beverages/blogs/small-guatemalan-...

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