Brazil

Brazil Regional Project
Minas Gerais

Brazil

Brazil: The 3rd Coffee Quality Competition
Santo Antonio do Amparo

Brazil

coffee&climate
worldwide

Brazil

Farmer Story: Meet Sr. Jesus
Minas Gerais

El Salvador

coffee&climate
worldwide

El Salvador

Trifinio Regional Program
Trifinio

Tanzania

Coffee Farmers Alliance Tanzania
Tanzania

Tanzania

coffee&climate
worldwide

Tanzania

Farmer Story: Meet Jimmy Kalonga
Izumbwe

Tanzania

Tanzania: Swedish Members Of Parliament Visiting Our Project
Arusha

Uganda

Building Coffee Farmers Alliances - Arabica
Kasese

Uganda

Uganda: Improving gender relations in coffee farming households in Uganda
Masaka & other regions

Guatemala

coffee&climate
worldwide

Guatemala

Trifinio Regional Program
Trifinio

Honduras

coffee&climate
worldwide

Honduras

Trifinio Regional Program
Trifinio

Peru

Promoting organized farmers in San Martín
San Martín

Indonesia

Farmer Story: Meet Pak Teguh
Kota Dalam

Indonesia

Strengthening the Smallholder Robusta Sector in Indonesia
Sumatra

Vietnam

coffee&climate
worldwide

El Salvador – Smallest country in Central America

El Salvador (literally “Republic of The Savior”), is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America. It has a tropical climate with pronounced wet and dry seasons. Temperatures vary primarily with elevation and show little seasonal change. Along with the rest of Central America, it is one of the most seismologically active regions on earth exposed to earthquake and volcanic activity.

Coffee production in El Salvador flourished throughout the 20th century, reaching its peak in the late 1970s. By 1980, coffee was responsible for the 50% of the gross domestic product. The civil war of 1980 affected the production of coffee, and caused widespread decrease in yields and exportation.

After the war, Salvadoran coffee producers started investing in technology on the farms, as well as planting new varieties. This renewed interest in coffee inspired the creation of the Institution of Coffee. All of these important factors helped to develop the coffee industry. Since then, coffee production has grown to once again be an extremely important economic factor in El Salvador.

Today, El Salvador is battling coffee-leaf rust disease, or roya, as it is known in Central America. Many producers are loyal to the delicious, yet rust-susceptible Bourbon variety. Proactive measures are being instituted to help control roya, and we are not seeing a mass introduction of new rust-resistant varieties here like we have in other countries. Some producers are seeing over 50% loss of crop, and now the fate of the Salvadoran coffee market is in their hands to rebuild.



Location

Projects in El Salvador

Trifinio Regional Program
Trifinio
coffee&climate
worldwide