Florinda and the ‘older crowd’

At the end of a sunny and hot day in the coffee fields, I met Florinda and other farm workers in the Mogiana region in Brazil in one of my trips this year. Despite their long day, we had a humor-filled conversation that made us all smile and laugh. When I was talking to her, …

farm workers versus small farmers?

When I traveled to Costa Rica last week, I met several coffee farm workers.  Many of the farm workers in Costa Rica come from Nicaragua.  I was told that of the close to 5 million people living in Costa Rica, around 800,000 are Nicaraguans. Many of them work in coffee, sugar cane, bananas and many other …

why am I blogging now?

So, I have been using Twitter lately and realized, oh surprise, that it takes more than 140 characters to describe a lot of things.  Therefore here I am, blogging. The idea of this blog is to tell you about the work I do with small-scale farmers and farm workers all over the world.  You see, I work …