martes, 23 de noviembre de 2010
sábado, 20 de noviembre de 2010
Don José Agustín (84) spreads the most recent coffee harvest out in the patio of his property to be dried by the sun; when he bought this finca –about 35 years ago- he did it with the profits of that year’s crop, wich would be now the equivalent of U$160 in Colombian pesos. Today, he barely manages to pay 5 labourers U$10 each for a day of work; times are hard, but future is hopeful for he has realized that coffee plantations need to be renovated in order to obtain export-quality coffee again.
viernes, 19 de noviembre de 2010
A basket full of coffee cherries rests amid a coffee plantation that is undergoing a gradual revamp of its trees in an effort to produce more, better quality coffee in the same extension of cultivated land, 2 to 5 years from now.
miércoles, 17 de noviembre de 2010
Working on a previously cleared terrain recently acquired, Claudia (21) digs a hole wide enough to hold a coffee seedling on it; along with her family she’s been recultivating a coffee plantation with improved technique, hoping it will thrive to be the main crop around the property they expect to build their home in.