Towards bird-friendly coffee in Venezuela: a special celebration
10 May

Towards bird-friendly coffee in Venezuela: a special celebration

In April, we also celebrated the Day of the Coffee Grower at Piedra de Cachimbo in northern Venezuela, where we are working towards the Smithsonian Bird Friendly Coffee® certification with support from the US Fish and Wildlife Service Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Fund. This project, called USCAFE, protects and expands agroforestry and natural habitat for Red Siskins, migratory species and other birds, increases profits for farmers, and strengthens traditional shade cultivation of coffee.

The day was a great success, with over 100 community members gathering to celebrate traditional livelihoods and cultural heritage. We look forward to repeating El Dia del Caficultor in 2019!

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