Photo of the Week: Ripe With Opportunity

August 19, 2011

These ripe cherries are the fruits of the coffee tree. Inside are the beans that for centuries have been brewed to create one of the world’s most ubiquitous beverages. Many small-scale coffee farmers live in some of the poorest parts of the world and struggle to produce income from their trees.

These ripe cherries are the fruits of the coffee tree. Inside are the beans that for centuries have been brewed to create one of the world’s most ubiquitous beverages. Many small-scale coffee farmers live in some of the poorest parts of the world and struggle to produce income from their trees.

Across Africa and Latin America, TechnoServe works with farmers to sustainably improve the quality and quantity of the coffee they produce. We help link small-scale farmers to specialty coffee buyers who pay a premium for their high-quality beans. The higher incomes help transform families, communities and countries.

Read more about TechnoServe’s work with coffee farmers in East Africa and Nicaragua.