30 October 2019

Learning about Sustainable Coffee Production in the Brazilian Amazon

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About this episode

  Language: English   Duration: 11mins 14secs
 Partners: Institute for Conservation and Sustainable Development in the Amazon

Brazil is the largest producer of coffee in the world. In the municipality of Apuí, however, coffee production has been on a steady decline, losing land to extensive livestock production - one of the main drivers of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. The Apuí Agroforestry Coffee project, initiated by the Institute for Conservation and Sustainable Development in the Amazon (IDESAM), is proving to be an effective solution to revive sustainable coffee production while also conserving and restoring the Amazon forest. In this episode, you will hear from Pedro Soares, Manager of Climate Change and REDD+ at IDESAM, about this project and its impact.

About our guest

Pedro Soares is the Manager of Climate Change and REDD+ at the Institute for Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Amazon (IDESAM) based in Apui in the Brazilian Amazon. IDESAM implements and coordinates new production systems in partnership with local communities and small farmers to generate income alternatives and reduce deforestation caused by agriculture. Through the Apui Agroforestry Coffee initiative, Pedro and his team strengthen the supply chain of “agroecological coffee” to provide sustainable livelihoods for coffee producers in the region.

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