Cinco de Junio

Agronomy Training


  • Photo of Cinco de Junio members walking along a path through the mountains.

Cinco de Junio used a 2021 Seeds grant to construct a farmer field school focusing on agronomy and processing training for the cooperative’s members. The workshops covered soil management, the use of organic fertilizers, exploring new varieties, and climate change adaptation techniques. The initial training was held for 40 cooperative members, many of who produce coffee with a good physical quality but want to improve their cup quality and improve yield. The long-term goal is to construct more field schools amongst the members’ communities and refine agronomy techniques based on elevation and microclimate.