Bird-Friendly Coffee Farming Revives Venezuela's Rural Communities

Bird-Friendly Coffee Farming Revives Venezuela's Rural Communities

The Aves y Cafe program in Venezuela revitalizes rural livelihoods and conserves endangered bird species through community-centered shade coffee agroforestry. By protecting 415 hectares of forest, it supports biodiversity and combats climate change. Farmers, inspired by a rich coffee heritage, now use sustainable practices to grow coffee and other crops, reviving the local economy. The program plans to expand with new ventures like shade cacao and farmer mentorships, aiming for long-term ecological and economic sustainability.

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