The board of directors of World Coffee Research (WCR) has named Jennifer “Vern” Long as the new CEO of the organization. Dr. Tim Schilling, the founder and outgoing chief executive officer of WCR, will work side-by-side with Long through the end of the year, then step into a new role as president of WCR’s European subsidiary branch and a member of the board of directors. Long will take the helm of WCR on June 1. A plant breeder by training, Long brings 25 years of experience in international agricultural research with a focus on smallholders.
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World Coffee Research names Jennifer “Vern” Long new CEO
WCR NewsDate: 5.20.19
Why the future depends on agricultural R&D
WCR NewsDate: 5.7.19
Fewer farmers, less origin diversity—that is the likely future that coffee faces without significant innovation and investment to support coffee producers around the world to remain profitable and continue farming.
WCR prepares to enter new era
WCR NewsDate: 4.5.19
The board of directors of World Coffee Research has launched an executive search for a new chief executive officer. Dr. Tim Schilling, the founder and outgoing chief executive officer will remain as director of the organization.
WCR at the Global Coffee Expo, April 10-15
WCR NewsDate: 4.3.19
The global specialty-coffee community will descend on Boston for the Specialty Coffee Expo later this month. Here is a summary of where to find us.
Harnessing the power of natural enemies to fight coffee leaf rust
Project UpdateDate: 2.18.19
Dr. Robert Weingart Barreto is no stranger to Africa’s wild coffee forests. A professor at the Federal University of Viçosa (UFV) in Brazil, he is the lead researcher of a World Coffee Research project that seeks to use biological control (also known as biocontrol) to combat coffee leaf rust, the worst disease in coffee farms around the world.