Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Food Security Workshops at SCAA

This week is the 25th Specialty Coffee Association of America’s (SCAA) conference; the largest coffee conference in the world where there is a lot to explore. Amidst the extensive variety of workshops offered, there are some specifically designed around the topic of food security. The workshops will cover information ranging from la roya (mentioned in Friday’s post, below) to the development of school gardens, all affecting small scale farmers in the coffee industry.
Below are some recommendations to help you navigate through food security-focused workshops during this jam packed event!

10:30 – 11:45 AM 
  1. Bean Counting: Productivity and Profitability Among Smallholder Coffee Farmers; Room 251
  2. Leaf Rust: Testing our Resiliency as an Industry; Room 252A 
9:00 – 10:15 AM 
  1. 2013 Innovations in Sustainability: Meet the Sustainability Award Winner; Room 253A
  2. Food Insecurity: A Weak Link that Threatens the Coffee Supply Chain and its Long Term Sustainability; Room 252A
10:30 – 11:45 AM
  1. The Silent majority: Independent Small Farmers in Coffee – Bringing Them to the Forefront of Industry Sustainability Efforts; Room 252A