Building Resilient Coffee Farms

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Building Resilient Coffee Farms: A New Industry Guide for Renovation & Rehabilitation

The Sustainable Coffee Challenge encourages the industry to work collaboratively to find effective solutions that address the challenges facing coffee. One of those challenges is deteriorating tree stock, particularly on smallholder coffee farms. In fact, renovation and rehabilitation (R&R) best practices could benefit more than 50% of the 7 million hectares of smallholder coffee lands. 

Given that R&R investments are critical for ensuring the continued supply of coffee and meeting future demand, the Sustainable Coffee Challenge, with the support from USAID, has recently released the Renovation & Rehabilitation for Resilient Coffee Farms: A Guidebook for Roasters, Traders and Supply Chain Partners. This webinar will provide an overview of the Guidebook, presenting content that could interest stakeholders into starting a new effort or partnering up with or even refining an existing program.

By participating in this webinar, you will:

  1. Learn about the global smallholder need for R&R
  2. Get an understanding of what is being done in R&R and the role that various industry actors play.
  3. Know where to go to access case studies, links to experts, and practical tips on how to structure R&R programs, etc.
Raina Lang, Director of Sustainable Coffee Markets, Conservation International
Raina Lang

Raina Lang works at Conservation International as the Director of Sustainable Coffee Markets within the Center for Environmental Leadership in Business. As part of her function she is tasked with building and overseeing corporate partnerships in the coffee sector, with a particular focus on achieving CI’s long-term goal of making coffee the first sustainably produced agriculture product. As part of the Sustainable Coffee Challenge, Raina leads the Renovation & Rehabilitation Collective Action Network that aims to accelerate the responsible renovation of coffee farms by sharing experiences, incorporating best practices and coordinating efforts + resources.

Prior to joining Conservation International, Raina worked at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) providing advisory services to private sector investment clients and their supply chains across Central America & the Caribbean. With over a decade of field based experience, she has managed agricultural value chain programs focused on supplier growth and sustainability in coffee and cocoa.

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5 Reasons to Attend the NCA Convention

Here are 5 (of the many) great reasons to attend the NCA 2020 Convention:

1. Networking that's worth your time

One conversation with the right person can change everything.

We've designed our programming for 2020 to ensure that you'll have maximum opportunities to connect with the people you want to meet -- including a networking lunch for everyone, coffee breaks, and nightly social events like our industry happy hour and "Welcome to Texas" kickoff party.

2. Education for the real world

Coffee is complicated -- from market price fluctuation to understanding the latest food science and coffee trends. And, like most things, the best way to learn is to dive in headfirst. This year we've packed our program with dozens of speakers, panels, and educational breakout sessions to help you gain the knowledge and insights that are most relevant to you.

3. Professional development

Developing strong industry leadership is critical for the future of coffee.

Whether you're looking to grow your own career or develop talent within your organization, our Convention provides opportunities to strengthen leadership skills and learn more about the business of coffee - from the Next Generation Council to events where you could meet your next business partner.

4. Industry innovation

Ideas are like coffee - fresh is better.

Find new inspiration to bring back to the office, whether it's from a keynote speaker or exhibitor. Maybe you'll discover the next big thing in coffee - or come up with your own.

5. Get involved

Tap into the (well-caffeinated) energy of the NCA coffee community! Convention offers many opportunities to give back to the industry or local community, make new connections, and discover new ways to collaborate.

Consider signing up for the local Coffee Gives Back day of service, contributing a blog post on your experience, or join the conversation at a breakout session.


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