All our projects include a baseline research, training programs for farmers, issuing policy papers for authorities, and organizing workshops. Water management project monitors water resources and introduces rational water usage to coffee growers in Central Highlands. Thousands of farmers have already reduced their blue water footprint by improving their irrigation techniques. coffee&climate is a long term initiative that studies climate change effects upon the coffee industry and helps farmers to adapt to it. Pyrolysis is a new approach to drying coffee without smoke that is becoming an alternative to traditional ways of drying with fire or outdoors. This technology valorises coffee husks to provide two main products: heat for fast coffee drying, and biochar, a valuable soil enhancer.

Pyrolysis

Pyrolysis

Three of the biggest challenges of the twenty-first century are the need to nearly double food production by 2050, to adapt and build resilience to a more and more challenging climatic environment, and to simultaneously achieve a substantial reduction in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations. The surge of interest in climate-smart agriculture, which focuses on solutions to the three challenges, has sparked curiosity in using the...

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coffee&climate

coffee&climate

Climate change is a serious threat to coffee production and the livelihoods of farmers. Computer models suggest that by 2050 40-60% of coffee growing areas may no longer be suitable for its cultivation if no measures are taken. Changes in temperature and precipitation together with extreme weather events directly impact coffee quality and yields at all stages – by bringing new diseases and pests, by affecting the...

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Water Management

Water Management

This project goes with a slogan “Vietnam to produce more coffee with less water” and aims to ensure equitable and sufficient water availability in the Central Highlands of Vietnam and to significantly save water through improved irrigation management in the coffee sector. The activities run from July 2014 until June 2019 and will reach a critical mass of 50,000 farmers, improving people’s livelihoods and protecting...

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