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Results 2017: Coffee NAMA trains 3,000 producers in application of Good Agricultural Practices

November, 2017

In 2017, the Coffee NAMA not only continued working with coffee mills on the measurement of carbon and water footprints, but also focused on another target group: coffee producers. In approx. 30 workshops that took place throughout the country, more than 3,000 producers were trained in the application of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) in order to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to climate change, without reducing the productivity of their farms.

Several agricultural advisors from ICAFE, MAG and several coffee mills, as well as coffee producers from different areas of the country explain the impact that the project has had on their daily work.

TASTE Costa Rica - Coffee mills present low carbon coffee at SINTERCAFE 2017

November, 2017

Under the motto of "TASTE Costa Rica", coffee mills from all over Costa Rica presented their low carbon coffee at this year´s edition of SINTERCAFE Coffee Week.

The event was organized by ICAFE and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

Beneficios on Tour - 5 coffee mills participating in the 2017 Business Tour to Germany

October, 2017

The coffee mills CoopeAgri, CoopeVictoria, Coopronaranjo, Jardin de Aromas and ZALMARI participating in the Coffee NAMA were selected to participate in the 2017 Business Tour in Germany, where they will present their low-carbon coffee to German roasters.

Climate-friendly coffee farming in Costa Rica

August, 2017 | © Deutsche Welle 2017

Coffee is one of Costa Rica's main exports but coffee production contributes to greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). Efforts are underway to make it less environmentally damaging. The Deutsche Welle accompanied us on a visit to two coffee farms in the NAMA Café in order to learn their efforts to reduce GHG emissions.

Second GAP workshop for producers in Orosi

July, 2017 | © GIZ Costa Rica 2017

On July 18th 2017, producers from Orosi participated in the second Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) workshop dealing with nutrition and fertilization, weed management, plagues and illnesses and agroforesty systems. 

The workshop took place at the ZALMARI S.A. coffee mill´s farm and was organized by the Ministry for Agriculture, the National Coffee Institute and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

Note: This video is available only in Spanish.

Second GAP workshop for producers in Desamparados

June, 2017 | © Canal Altavisión 2017

Over 80 coffee farmers from Desamparados paticipated in the second workshop on Good Agricultural Practices offered by the Ministry for Agriculture, the National Coffee Institute and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. 

Note: This video is available in Spanish only.

NAMA Café presented at TSU side event in Bonn

May, 2017 | © NAMA Facility 2017

During a side event at the negotiations in Bonn in May 2017, Sandra Spies, director of the NAMA Support Project Low-Carbon Coffee Costa Rica, presented the project and the Costa Rican coffee NAMA.

NAMA Café trains over 100 coffee producers in Los Santos

April, 2017 | © Canal Altavisión 2017

The NAMA Café trained over 100 coffee producers in the Los Santos region on Good Agricultural Practices and presented them the basic concepts of the initiative. The workshop is part of a series of workshops for coffee farmers in Costa Rica. 

Note: This video is available only in Spanish.

First achievements of the NAMA Café de Costa Rica

November, 2016 | © GIZ Costa Rica – ICAFE 2016

The NAMA Café Costa Rica aims to reduce GHG emissions and improve resource use efficiency at the level of both coffee plantations and coffee mills. These actions will create the first low-emission coffee worldwide and give Costa Rican coffee producers access to new markets. The NAMA Café receives technical and financial assistance from the NAMA Support Project (NSP), financed by the NAMA Facility and implemented by GIZ. The video shows first project achievements and was launched at SINTERCAFÉ in November 2016.

Costa Rica and Colombia mentioned as excellent pilots for NAMAs at COP22

November, 2016 | © IISD Reporting Services 2016

The NAMAs currently implemented in Costa Rica and Colombia are showcased at a side event hosted by the NAMA Facility at the COP22 in Marrakech.