Usa River, Tanzania – December 19th – 2018 has been an exciting and important year for the initiative for coffee&climate. Our fieldwork continued and expanded, in Central America our networks with partners as Promecafe grew, we increased the south-south exchange in Latin America and East Africa. In Brazil, the Community of Practice has become a regular event to exchange knowledge. Moreover, we re-launched the c&c toolbox to better disseminate our tools and we´ve rebranded the c&c website with a fresh new look. Finally, we could include a gender component into our work and closed such an important gap in the coffee sustainability work.

We want to wish all our friends, partners, members and dedicated followers all the best for 2019 and hope that we continue to make such progress towards climate change adaptation, resilience and mitigation. The Tanzania-Team of our implementing partner Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung set a good example: They decided to dedicate time and energy to the benefit of the environment. Together with the local climate change task force which has been established through c&c they supported the Mbokomu Coffee Kids youth group to establish their coffee demonstration plot. Together they planted coffee trees and shade trees and talked about the importance of conserving the environment. And of course they drank some coffee!

 

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