Since coffee is one of the most chemically-treated crops on the planet, the importance of promoting organic coffee cannot be emphasized enough.
And when it means that organic coffee production will also result in farmers generating enough money to send their kids to school, this is a project that I want to get behind.
In 2012, Mocha Joe’s, a coffee shop in Brattleboro, Vermont, initiated a program through which smallholder coffee farmers in Cameroon were able to to obtain USDA organic certification for their crops. As a result, Mocha Joe’s was able to bring in the first USDA certified organic coffee from Cameroon earlier this year.
What is needed now are funds to enable 75 more farms to receive their organic certification. If this happens, the project will become an ongoing, self-supporting venture and will give more Cameroon parents the necessary income to send their kids to school.
I have made a financial pledge to this IndieGoGo campaign and hope you will do the same, however big or small it may be.
To donate, click HERE.
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Thank you so much for supporting organic food, both here in the U.S. and around the world.