N.J. Douek & Sons this week became one of the largest Canadian supporters of WCR, supporting the organization’s efforts to use agricultural research and development to help ensure a sustainable coffee sector through a $10,000 commitment. In addition, Douek will support its coffee-roaster clients to fund global coffee research through an innovative program called the WCR Checkoff Program.
News and knowledge
N.J. Douek & Sons Announces Commitment
WCR NewsDate: 12.6.19
Hiring Country Agronomist and Project Manager in Puerto Rico
WCR NewsDate: 12.5.19
WCR is hiring two positions in Puerto Rico: PR Projects Manager and Country Agronomist in Puerto Rico. In order to apply to either position, please send applications by December 19.
Request for proposals: Filipino Farmer Typology and Productivity Barrier Analysis
WCR NewsDate: 12.3.19
World Coffee Research is seeking a consultant to help with assessing the production constraints for farmers in the Philippines. This work should identify different typologies of farmers and detail the basis of this classification, and for each group, identify their specific constraints to becoming profitable farmers.
Hiring PhilCAFE project coordinator, Philippines
WCR NewsDate: 12.2.19
WCR will hire a Country Agronomist in the Philippines to implement and coordinate World Coffee Research’s activities in the Philippines, with an emphasis on implementing the Global Coffee Monitoring Program. He or she will report to the Regional Coordinator and to the Global Coffee Monitoring Program Director and will establish partnerships to install and maintain field trials in coffee farms to advance knowledge of coffee variety performance and farming practices to improve farm profitability.
Get to know Jane Cheserek
WCR NewsDate: 11.19.19
Jane Cheserek is the head of the coffee breeding unit at the Coffee Research Institute in Kenya, and she’s one of the many experts who collaborate with WCR. Cheserek is the liason in Kenya for the WCR International Multilocation Variety Trial, the world’s largest multilocation coffee variety trial. She oversees the care and maintenance of the 29 varieties.