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WCR NewsDate: 12.28.18
Great Lakes Coffee Brings Farmer Profitability Trials to Life in Uganda: Part 3
WCR NewsDate: 12.20.18
Neighbors driving past the neat rows of baby coffee trees on Raphel Baluku’s farm in Western Uganda, are taking notice and asking questions. The trees are part of a field trial that connects Mr. Baluku to an unprecedented global effort to improve profitability for coffee farmers.
Great Lakes Coffee Brings Farmer Profitability Trials to Life in Uganda: Part 2
WCR NewsDate: 12.17.18
The bustling work happening on this small corner of Mr. Baluku’s small coffee farm in western Uganda was part of something much bigger. As one of an expected 1,100 farmer field trials being installed around the world by World Coffee Research, Mr. Baluku’s plot of land is part of a massive global effort to understand—and improve—the profitability of coffee farmers. The effort, called the Global Coffee Monitoring Program (GCMP), relies on Great Lakes Coffee and dozens of coffee exporters and supply chain partners, working together with WCR to implement the trials. Mr. Baluku’s plot is one of 10 trials that Great Lakes Coffee is assisting WCR to conduct in Uganda.
Great Lakes Coffee Brings Farmer Profitability Trials to Life in Uganda: Part 1
WCR NewsDate: 12.10.18
Mr. Raphael Baluku has been getting a lot of questions about his coffee trees recently. In November 2018, the 54-year-old farmer—in Maliba subcounty, Kasese District of western Uganda—collaborated with World Coffee Research on the installation of an on-farm technology trial (OFTT) plot at his farm.
Will Coffee Survive Climate Change? We Traveled to the World’s Highest Farm to Find Out
In this article for Vice's Munchies, reported Dan Gentile draws attention to the problems that climate change is creating for the coffee industry. WCR Board member and Intelligentsia Coffee President James McLaughlin comments on the work the industry is doing to support farmers. WCR's Scientific Director Christophe Montagnon is also quoted.