SMART Coffee Farming Colombia

As part of the Student Multidisciplinary Applied Research Team (SMART) program of the Cornell International Institute for Food, Agricultural and Development (CIIFAD), Juana and Marie are leading a team of students to work together with a coffee cooperative Federación Campesina de Cauca (FCC) on identifying soil and crop management issues of organic and conventional coffee farms in Cauca, Colombia. In collaboration with Miguel Gomez in Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University, they will also present results from previous economic analyses and continue their work on cost analysis of organic versus conventional coffee production.