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57 technicians and extension workers trained in the NAMA Café´s basic concepts

09-05-2017
In two workshops held in March and April 2017, technical personnel from the Ministry for Agriculture (MAG), the National Coffee Institute (ICAFE), and companies offering advisory services to coffee producers were introduced to the NAMA Café and its NAMA Support Project. In addition, they were presented with this year´s strategy of working closely with coffee farmers. Both activities were organized by the MAG, the ICAFE and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The 57 participants were presented with the NAMA Café´s and its NAMA Support Project´s current fields of work, latest developments and strategy for 2017. Through several...

Over 1,200 Costa Rican coffee farmers trained in Good Agricultural Practices

03-05-2017
Coffee producers from all over Costa Rica received trainings on the topics of farm management, tree pruning, and sustainable soil management in order to increase productivity and minimize the impacts of climate change. In addition, they were presented with the NAMA Café and its NAMA Support Project. Over 500 people were trained directly in 9 workshops organized by the Ministry for Agriculture (MAG), the National Coffee Institute (ICAFE) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and carried out by consultants from CIMS. Over 700 producers were subsequently trained on the workshops´ topics by their technicians. ​ 505 workshop...

Low-carbon coffee from Costa Rica presented at Global Specialty Coffee Expo in Seattle, USA

28-04-2017
From April 20th to 23rd 2017, coffee samples from ten coffee mills participating in the NAMA Café de Costa Rica were offered at the Global Specialty Coffee Expo in Seattle, USA. The National Coffee Institute (ICAFE) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH presented the Coffee NAMA and its NAMA Support Project “Low-Carbon Coffee Costa Rica” at the world´s largest coffee event. Visitors of the Global Specialty Coffee Expo were in for a treat at this year´s event: Coffee samples from ten different coffee mills participating in the Coffee NAMA were waiting to be sampled at the “Café...

Costa Rican coffee mills work hard to reduce their contribution to Climate Change

31-03-2017

Sustainable coffee from Costa Rica served at FAO symposium in Rome

21-03-2017
Visitors of the FAO´s International Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon in Rome, Italy enjoy a very special coffee during the three-day event: At the Café de Costa Rica´s stand they are served low-carbon coffee from five Costa Rican coffee mills participating in the NAMA Café. ​ During the three-day symposium of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, that summons more than 300 experts from all over the world, the Costa Rica Permanent Mission to the United Nations offers low-carbon coffee from Costa Rica provided by ICAFE and GIZ. The coffee comes from the coffee mills Las Lajas,...

The Coffee NAMA: Supporting coffee farmers and mills in Costa Rica

08-03-2017

50 coffee mills initiate carbon and water footprint measuring in 2017

06-03-2017
In 2017, the 50 coffee mills participating in the Costa Rican Coffee NAMA will receive trainings in calculating their respective carbon and water footprints. More than 36 mills participated in the Welcome and Follow-Up Workshop at Starbucks´ Hacienda Alsacia in the foothills of Poás Volcano organized by the National Coffee Institute (ICAFE), the Ministry for Agriculture (MAG) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The workshop, which took place on February 24 th 2017 at the Producer Support Center in Starbucks´ Hacienda Alsacia, kicked off with a warm welcome by Mr. Ronald Peters, Executive Director of the National...

NAMA Support Project will focus on working with coffee farmers and supporting coffee promotion in 2017

01-03-2017
In February 2017, the NAMA Support Project “Low-Carbon Coffee Costa Rica” (NSP) celebrated one year of implementation: Important achievements from 2016 are several trainings for coffee mills involving the measuring of their carbon footprint as well as a tour to Germany to promote Costa Rican coffee. In 2017, the project will focus on working closely with coffee producers to increase farm productivity and continue to support coffee mills to successfully promote their one-of-a-kind coffee abroad. Review of 2016: Capacity development in carbon footprint measurement and coffee promotion in Germany After its first year of implementation, the NAMA Support Project “Low-Carbon...

Failure to plant coffee of lower quality in the country

11-10-2016

Germany and England to help coffee growers

29-07-2016