When Calamity Damage Coffee Crops
November marks the start of the coffee season, flowers bloom and the process of ripening into fruits begin. These fruits shall yield the beans that are essential to a coffee farmer and his family’s livelihood. Coffee season lasts only four months normally, and in the case of farming families’ dependent only on it, nothing must compromise this.
Properties were severely damaged but the effects on agriculture were evident. Not only did the flood carry off the standing crops like corn, rice and vegetables, it also broke havoc to the flowering coffee trees in the area. Families lost both houses and source of income in one swoop of nature.
"Reducing rural poverty through Agroentrepreneurship" is a scale-up intervention among coffee flagship groups of the former FARM Project.