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.
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Harnessing the power of natural enemies to fight coffee leaf rust
Project UpdateDate: 2.18.19
IMLVT's first harvests
Project UpdateDate: 2.11.19
When World Coffee Research (WCR) formed in 2012, one of the first initiatives the organization launched was the International Multilocation Variety Trial (IMLVT). Each of 24 participating country planted the same 31 varieties. Most of the trial sites were established in 2016, and earlier this month, the first coffee cherries began to arrive. Here, photos of the first harvest at one IMLVT site in Guatemala.
We are hiring!
WCR NewsDate: 2.8.19
The Finance and Post-Award Coordinator is expected to complete routine accounting and contracts & grants management of World Coffee Research efficiently and with minimum supervision. In addition to handling routine activities, the Finance and Post-Award Coordinator will work closely with both the Contracts & Grants Manager and Business Manager on the detailed tasks related to required reporting and submission on sponsored contracts.
We are hiring!
WCR NewsDate: 1.30.19
WCR is hiring a Country Agronomist for Kenya
Get to know Solene Pruvot-Woehl
WCR NewsDate: 1.23.19
As someone who grew up on a vineyard, working in agriculture always felt inevitable for Solene Pruvot-Woehl. After completing formal training in agronomy and getting her masters at ISARA-LYON, Pruvot-Woehl worked as an agricultural advisor in Columbia, and then started working with RD2Vision. Now she’s the project leader of the International Multilocation Variety Program, one of WCR’s core projects. The key aim of the project is to facilitate the global exchange of the world’s best coffee varieties.