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News and knowledge

  • GCMP update

    Effective September 1st, 2021, World Coffee Research is closing its Global Coffee Monitoring Program, a global network of on-farm trials. This programmatic shift implements WCR’s planned evolution toward our 2021-2025 strategy. It reaffirms our commitment to invest in programs that deliver the highest returns for farmers, coffee producing countries, and WCR member companies.

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  • WCR releases 2020 annual report

    WCR News

    Date: 7.18.21
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    In 2020, despite a year of enormous challenge and uncertainty, 217 coffee companies—representing one-fifth of the global coffee market share—continued their support for collaborative science and innovation to secure a sustainable future for coffee. Read more about what we do, and the results of our ongoing research, in our 2020 Annual Report.

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  • Growing profitable coffee nurseries

    WCR News

    Date: 6.16.21
    New guide

    There is growing awareness that coffee farmers worldwide struggle to access high quality plants. A set of three newly completed guides provides seed and nursery producers with knowledge to support their professionalization. The guides include newly revised technical manuals and a brand-new guide to profitable business management, which together support nurseries to succeed financially as well as to produce high quality plants. The guides can be accessed freely online at worldcoffeeresearch.org/guias and are available in both English and Spanish.

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  • Update from the East Africa Breeding Hub

    Project Update

    Date: 6.11.21
    Rwanda Core Collection

    The East African Breeding Hub (EABH) was established in 2018 by World Coffee Research (WCR), participating countries, and the hub host, the Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) in order to support the next generation of coffee varieties for East Africa and to sustain the industry’s genetic and breeding pools not only in Rwanda but also across the region. In 2020, the EABH focused on breeding material evaluation, introducing molecular approaches, and organizing workshops for the region’s coffee breeders.

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  • Empowering Agroforestry

    WCR News

    Date: 5.4.21
    Publisher: World Coffee Research, Conservation International, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center
    Indonesia agroforestry

    Indonesian coffee farmers and professionals interested in using agroforestry to support climate resilience have a new tool at their disposal: The Shade Catalog. Available in both English and Bahasa, the Catalog helps farmers select shade trees that are good for coffee, support and diversify household incomes and provide benefits to wildlife and ecosystem services. The Shade Catalog is available in a mobile-friendly online format and free download at shadecoffee.org.

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