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#VoicesOfTheCoffeeNAMA: Luz Mery Vásquez, coffee producer

November, 2019

Luz Mery Vásquez could teach us some lessons about the empowerment of female leaders. With effort and courage, she managed to more than double her harvest in just one year, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and renewing her plantation. The lioness, as her friends call her, tells us how this success has been possible.

#VoicesOfTheCoffeeNAMA: Gabriela Fernández, coffee mill Cordillera de Fuego S.A.

November, 2019

New intelligent drying ovens, a water drainer and drying patios - the coffee mill Cordillera de Fuego S.A has realized various important changes to reduce their emission of greenhouse gases and energy consumption. Gabriela Fernández, the mill´s manager, tells us why those investments were worth it.

Featured: Cost-efficient, Low-emissions, Quality coffee, Sustainable coffee coffee mills, financing, GIZ, ICAFE, MAG, marketing, MINAE, MRV, NDC, NSP, processing, results, sustainability

#VoicesOfTheCoffeeNAMA: Diego Loría, technical adviser, ICAFE

November, 2019

An important focus of our work has been the support of coffee farmers to adapt to the impact of climate change. Diego Loria, a technical adviser at ICAFE, has already noticed that the number of shade tree species and disease-resistant coffee varieties has increased considerably in coffee plantations. But for him, the most striking thing is the change of mentality of the traditional producers: “They already identify more with the Good Agricultural Practices we promote - the important thing is that the producer himself recognizes their importance.”

#VoicesOfTheCoffeeNAMA: Together, we can!

November, 2019

"When many little people, in many little places, do many little things, they can change the whole world."

Just like this African proverb pinpoints, it is not only one person or one institution to realize the work in the context of the Coffee NAMA of Costa Rica, but rather a fruitful collaboration of everyone.

We congratulate all coffee producers, mills, extension workers and members of the partner and support institutions, who have been laboring relentlessly during the past couple of years to stimulate the transformational change happening in the Costa Rican coffee sector and to serve as a model for the rest of the sector, the country and the world. 

Important: This video is only available in Spanish.

Featured: Cost-efficient, Low-emissions, Quality coffee, Sustainable coffee coffee mills, competitiveness, GIZ, Good agricultural practices, ICAFE, MAG, marketing, MINAE, MRV, NSP, processing, producers, production, results, sustainability

#VoicesOfTheCoffeeNAMA: Carlos Vásquez, coffee mill Coopepilangosta R.L.

November, 2019

"It is important to assess the emission of greenhouse gases to make decisions that help us to reduce those emissions in order to produce a coffee low in emission and allow the world to know what it is really consuming", explains Carlos Vásquez from Coopepilangosta R.L. their motivation to participate in the Coffee NAMA.

Featured: Cost-efficient, Low-emissions, Quality coffee, Sustainable coffee coffee mills, financing, GIZ, ICAFE, MAG, marketing, MINAE, MRV, NDC, NSP, processing, results, sustainability

#VoicesOftheCoffeeNAMA: Ana Gomes da Silva, coffee producer

November, 2019

The three sister of Las Dueñas Coffee feel 100% committed to the #NAMACafé. Apart from having renewed almost 50% of their coffee farm, the three female producers implement all 10 of the initiative´s good agricultural practices. Ana Gomes da Silva explaines how and why she works on making her coffee cultivation mor environmentally friendly.

Results of the NAMA Support Project Low-Carbon Coffee Costa Rica

October, 2019

After four years, the NAMA Support Project Low Carbon Coffee Costa Rica concludes in December 2019. The video summarizes the main results and impacts between 2016 and 2019. 

Important: This video is only available in Spanish.

What is the NAMA Support Project Low-Carbon Coffee of Costa Rica?

October, 2019

The NAMA Support Project Low-Carbon Coffee of Costa Rica supports the implementation of the world´s first agriculture NAMA (Nationally Appropiate Mitigation Action), which aspires to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the production and processing of Costa Rican coffee.

Steps to take to apply for the NAMA Café Credit line

April, 2019

Testimonials: NAMA Café Credit Line

April, 2019

Santa Anita and Don Mayo coffee mill describe the changes they have made to their facilities with the support of the financial incentives offered by the NAMA Café.

Only available in Spanish.