Esperanza Dionisio has been manager of the Pangoa cooperative in the Amazonian forests of Peru's mountain range for more than 20 years. Concerned about the little value placed on women’s contribution as farmers, workers, and entrepreneurs in the coffee sector, in 1997, Esperanza developed the Women’s Committee of Pangoa Cooperative (CODEMU).
Posted on July 6, 2018
This is the question that 80 representatives of diverse groups working across Peru's internationally renowned industry collectively answered during a plenary session of the Government-led and GCP-facilited National Coffee Platform last month. They developed a vision for sustainable coffee production by 2030, which places farming communities' wellbeing at the centre.
Posted on November 7, 2017
Exported to more than 50 countries, Peruvian coffee is famous for its high quality. But, despite its global popularity, this vital national industry faces many challenges. Poverty is widespread among the 223,000 small farming families who grow and pack most of Peru’s sought-after coffee beans. The industry’s competitive growth is also lagging and it is increasingly driving deforestation across the globally significant Amazon basin.
Posted on July 10, 2017