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Saving Coffee: Combating Coffee Rust in Central America

June 26, 2015

The coffee rust fungus, also known as “La Roya,” is destroying coffee farms across Central America. How is this affecting farmers? What are the ways large global coffee buyers are adapting to changes in their supply chains? Pabsy Pabalan speaks to Craig Russell, Starbucks Executive Vice President for Global Coffee, and Amy Obregon, a Nicaraguan coffee farmer. The International Finance Corporation, Ecom, Starbucks, and Inter-American Development Bank are coming together to help Nicaraguan farmers combat coffee rust disease. For more information on the La Roya Coffee Project visit http://wrld.bg/OOeEo