In this video, World Coffee Research Partner Kew Gardens takes a look at coffee’s genetic diversity today from a perspective inside the crop’s birthplace, Ethiopia. Kew Gardens discusses mitigating the effects of climate change by monitoring coffee growth inside the African country.
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Dr. Armando Garcia PROMECAFE’s Executive Secretary, has shared with us some recent news releases regarding WCR-PROMECAFE’s coffee rust summit.
Press Release: First International Coffee Rust Summit produces plan to address Central American rust epidemic Coffee experts representing each segment of the industry’s value chain converged in Guatemala City April 18-20 to outline a plan of action addressing the rampant coffee rust epidemic that has devastated Central American harvests in the 2012-2013 season. Greater losses are expected in the coming season if immediate action is not taken. Click above for a press release outlining the summit’s findings. The First International Coffee Rust Summit was organized by World Coffee Research (managed… Read More →
Map Of Coffee’s Historic Journey The Specialty Coffee Association of America created this map of coffee’s migrations. Click the following link for details: Historic Distribution of Coffea Arabica Map reprinted with permission from the Specialty Coffee Association of America These trees came directly from forests in Africa. Each one is identified by number, and its origin is recorded in a catalog. Carlos Cordero, another scientist here, chooses one tree at random and looks it up. It shows that the seed that grew into this tree came from the… Read More →
You may view the press release in English here: Coffee Summit Press Release Final You may view the press release in Spanish here: Coffee Summit Press Release final_Spanish
Registration for this event is closed due to filled capacity -WCR World Coffee Research (WCR) is working with the Association of Central American Coffee Organizations, (PROMECAFE), to find solutions to the Coffee Leaf Rust (CLR) disaster which has caused a loss of approximately 25% of their total coffeeproduction for the 2012 year. That translates into hundreds of millions of dollars lost, tens of thousands of jobs vanished and thousands of farmers losing their farms. The Emergency Coffee Rust Summit will be held in Guatemala 18-19 April and is being… Read More →
Registration for this event is closed due to filled capacity -WCR U.S. News Weekly recently released an article on the topic of how climate change could affect coffee and quoted World Coffee Research’s director Tim Schilling. Read what they had to say about World Coffee Research in their article here.
Three days inside the Democratic Republic of Congo was the time it took coffee and climate research scientist Christophe Montagonon to know the region was a “paradise for coffee.” Montagnon was in the DRC from Feb. 10-18 as part of a trip to explore ongoing initiatives of the Kivu specialty coffee program. The program is designed to benefit 20,000 small holder Arabica coffee farmers in the Kivu region in of the DRC by helping to improve coffee farming, processing and marketing. Many farmers have not benefitted from modern… Read More →
Representatives from World Coffee Research (WCR) and Instituto de Ecologia, A.C. (INECOL), a public research institute of Mexico’s National Science and Technology Council (CONACYT), met February 19 – 21 to discuss upcoming joint projects which they anticipate will aid coffee research and production as well as provide useful information to Mexican coffee growers. Johanna Roman, WCR’s Administrative Director, travelled to potential project sites for the International Multi-Location Variety Trial program (IMLVT.) program. “The sites I visited in Veracruz represent a high level of diversity regarding climate, soil and… Read More →