Sustainably facing coffee rust threat in Mexico.

by ESTUDIOS RURALES Y ASESORIA CAMPESINA, A.C. Vetted since 2017

Summary

Recent rust infestation affected the vast majority of coffee plantations and about 90% of the production was nearly lost in communities. This situation has forced producers to strongly impact agro-ecosystem through intensive use of agrochemicals and elimination of shade trees, exposing high biodiversity areas thus threatening the natural wealth of traditional coffee plantations. This proposal allows development and implementation of environmentally friendly practices and communities well-being.

$10,000
total goal
$8,781
remaining
20
donors
0
monthly donors
11
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Challenge

Coffee incomes are the material basis of thriving communities, which are effective stewards of ecosystems, biodiversity and culture. The stagnation scenario for small coffee producers in central Veracruz in the last 3 years as a result of coffee rust infestation and adverse economic factors, jeopardizes natural wealth of traditional coffee plantation and the local economy of small coffee producers. This situation has forced producers to strongly impact agro-ecosystem.

Solution

The overarching idea of this innovative proposal is that the best stewards of natural resources are local communities that depend on them. Therefore supporting their initiatives to develop and implement environmental friendly techniques,add value to their own natural capital and get benefits from sustainable ways to generate incomes will guarantee resources preservation. Social fabric restoration will be favored by encouraging participation of women and young people which usually migrate.

Long-Term Impact

The project will provide technology, skills and financing to Communitarian Enterprises to consolidate a community based ecosystem management model that preserves natural resources and improves community economy. Supporting Community Enterprises (CE) with explicit parameters of environmental sustainability and fair social relationships, may restore a social, environmental and cultural fabric able to guarantee the future and wellbeing of local communities.

Resources

http:/​/​www.era-mx.org
El Cacao producido por las mujeres Chinantecas de
Cacao agroforestry system in La Chinantla.
Estudios Rurales y Asesoria Campesina in Facebook

Organization Information

ESTUDIOS RURALES Y ASESORIA CAMPESINA, A.C.

Location: OAXACA - Mexico
Website: http:/​/​www.era-mx.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @era_ac
Project Leader:
Fernando Ruiz
OAXACA, Mexico
$1,219 raised of $10,000 goal
 
21 donations
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