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    Research Initiative June 2009 Research Initiative June 2009 Presentation Transcript

    • 2009 “ Finding Solutions for a Sustainable Future”
    • “ Engages people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment” Vision
    • “ Sustainable Coffee Farming Practices in Tarrazú, Costa Rica”
    • Certifications in CoopeTarrazú R.L.
      • Rain Forest Alliance
      • Fair Trade
      • C.A.F.E. Practices/ Starbucks Coffee Company
    • Sustainable Plan of CoopeTarrazú R.L.
      • Integration of the certifications
    • Research Initiative: Goals
    • Increased sustainable management of coffee plantations
    • Farm as a System
      • Coffee Plantation
      • Natural Resources
      • Farmers/ Workers
      • Practices/ Management
    • Specific goals
      • Scientific understanding about relationship between farmer practices and coffee production, quality, soils and biodiversity
    • Specific goals
      • Increased sustainable management of vulnerable riparian zones and water resources
    • Coffee Farmers Involved
      • Members of CoopeTarrazú
      • Core group (40 farmers from Tarrazú)
      • Complementary group (15 farmers from San Carlos de Tarrazú)
      • 3 organic farmers from the region
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    • Soil Erosion
    • Coffee Farmers: What are they Facing?
      • Prices of the inputs
      • Requests of certification programs
      • Necessity of improve their yields
    • What are they doing?
      • Lots
      • Farms
      • County
      • Province
      • Country
      • Region
      Managing the landscapes in diferent scales
    • Capability Program
      • Increase awareness and understanding about concept of ecology in nature and “agroecology” involved in coffee production
    • Capability Program
      • Focusing in soil and water resource management inside the coffee farm, biodiversity conservation, integrated pest management, and crop management
    • Research Initiative and Farmers
      • Provide information about sustainable practices in coffee production
    • Research Initiative and Farmers
      • Promote the use and interpretation of soil analysis
    • Soil Samples Keep record of the fertility of soils
    • Interpretation of soil analysis Nutritional Plans based on Soil Analysis
    • Organic Inputs
    • Liming
      • “ Sampling plots”
      • Plote studied 2007-2009
      • Control
      • Treatment
      Experimental Plots
    • Results
    • Efficiency in the farm
      • Improve their skills keeping track of the management
    • Research Initiative and Farmers
      • Improve their skills keeping track of the management
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    • Capability Program
      • Increase motivation of farmers and managers to take action by keeping and analyzing production information, and developing production plans based on these production registries
    • Members of the farmers involved
    • Individual meetings with farmers
    • Workshops with farmers
      • Coffee management
      • Sustainability at farms
      • Natural resources management
    • Field Work
      • Coffee plant productivity and health assessment
      • Shade tree characterization
      • Mapping of the coffee fields
      • Microclimate characterization
      • Foliar and soil sample collections
    • Volunteer’s Teams
    • Volunteer’s Teams
    • Coffee Quality
      • “ From the farm to the cup”
    • R elationship between Farmer Practices, Coffee Production and Coffee Quality
    • Coffee Quality
      • Coffee samples (harvesting season)
      • Tasting activity with farmers and specialists
      • Compare the management of the coffee plantations against coffee quality
    • Processing Coffee Samples
    • Tasting activities
    • Plans, Strategies for 2010 Research Initiative
    • Improving farmer’s skills Experimental plots Coordinating plans with CoopeTarrazú R.L. and more institutions from the region Volunteer’s Teams (Earthwatch Retails) Still working
    • ¡Thanks for your attention!