Coffee Varieties – The Hidden Crisis

Thursday, November 14th - 02:30PM - 03:00PM
Stephen cox

Mr. Stephen Cox

Senior Director for Strategic Alliances, NSF

The presentation outlines the challenges and opportunities concerning the current status of coffee varieties and their conformity to type. This area of oversight has been neglected to date in many coffee producing countries and provides the opportunity for coffee seedlings purchased by smallholders to benefit from an independent and trusted validation process.

In different countries the cooperative sector is emerging as a strong promotor, recognising the potential for in-house nurseries equipped with this type of integrity program to promote their self-reliance for coffee seedling supplies to satisfy the growing demand from smallholder members for renovation and replanting.