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WCR NewsDate: 1.16.20
When it comes to coffee leaf rust, is shade good or bad for coffee?
Project UpdateDate: 1.14.20
- Rust lesions
Rust lesions on a leaf. Photo credit: Jacques Avelino
Researchers and students from CIRAD and CATIE, with funding from World Coffee Research, spent nearly a year taking exhaustive measurements of the movement of rust spores in a coffee agroforestry research site at CATIE in Turrialba, Costa Rica. Their findings were published in Crop Protection.
Researchers have known for years that shade can have both positive and negative effects on coffee leaf rust—but this team wanted to understand what was behind some of those different impacts, so that better guidance can be provided to coffee farmers interested in agroforestry—an increasingly important approach for managing rising temperatu...
Accepting applications for four consultancies
WCR NewsDate: 1.14.20
World Coffee Research is seeking consultants for four projects related to the MOCCA program, covering Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Peru. Submissions are due January 24.
The Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and TechnoServe (TNS) signed a cooperation agreement to implement the Maximization of Opportunities in Coffee and Cacao Program in the Americas (MOCCA), covering Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Peru and Ecuador. As is the case for other Food for Progress Programs (FFP), MOCCA will aim to help farmers increase productivity and expand trade, and will also strive to help farmers expand their capacity to adopt rehabilitation and renovation (R&R) with the use ...
2019: A Year in Review
WCR NewsDate: 1.1.20
Highlighting some of WCR's greatest accomplishments in 2019.