Pillar #3 Projects: Coffee Training & Education
Operation Diversification: Complementing Coffee with Passion Fruit
IWCA Dominican Republic Chapter
With full funding, twenty coffee-producing families within the Azua region of the Dominican Republic can participate in extensive and hands-on training that will allow them to learn the techniques and methods to diversify the land by growing passion fruit, in addition to growing coffee when in season. The funds will also allow for purchasing the equipment and resources necessary to introduce passion fruit to the land without eliminating coffee growing. Diversification of crops allows for the coffee-producing families to have multiple revenue-generating sources and will allow for them to not only rely on coffee as their sole income. The process of diversification also provides significant benefits of ensuring sustainability of the land and promoting eco-friendly production.