Puerto Rico

Reviving Puerto Rico’s Coffee Industry

In the devastating wake of Hurricane Maria in 2017, Puerto Rico lost an estimated 80 percent of its coffee trees, crippling an important sector of its economy. This $85 million loss for the country's industry, left farmers struggling to provide for their families. Working with local and international partners across sectors, TechnoServe aims to help rebuild this industry, training thousands of smallholder coffee farmers to significantly increase their yields and help them access better farming supplies, financing, and markets.

Agriculture, Coffee, Environmental Sustainability
Barbara Stiefel, Hispanic Federation, Nespresso, Rockefeller Foundation, Starbucks, World Coffee Research