Farmers
Spring Update

Spring Update

Organic Coffee Farmer Exposure Visit Coffee farmers exposure visit…and coffee cherries drying in the sun. In February, we sponsored an exposure visit to educate our lead organic coffee farmers on a new method of coffee cherry processing. Only one coffee farm in Nepal...

Coffee & Nuts 2021

Coffee & Nuts 2021

Lila Karki shows off her first macadamia nut harvest; coffee ripening on the bush and plant care. In 2021, CLN trained 117 coffee and nut farmers on pruning, pest management, and making organic compost to increase plant production. We are proud that about one-third of...

Coffee Farmers

Coffee Farmers

Sonam Sherpa checks the coffee on one of his bushes. He planted this coffee bush 6 years ago. This year Sonam earned over $200 from coffee, and he expects to be earning more next year as his plants mature. The annual per capita income in Nepal is ~$1000 so $200 is...

Macadamia Nuts 2020

Macadamia Nuts 2020

Goma Katuwal showing off one of her 65 macadamia nut trees. She’s pleased they are growing so well! Life in remote Himalayan villages continues in a routine, regardless of the world beyond. Crops have to be planted, animals have to be tended, and daily chores...

Macadamia Nuts

Macadamia Nuts

Planting macadamia trees is a commitment to the future. Macadamia nuts are an important part of our organic coffee program because they can provide essential shade for coffee bushes plus extra income for farmers. Planted on the same land as coffee, macadamia nut trees...

Almonds in Abundance

Almonds in Abundance

Ratna Mani has 6 mature almond trees--like the one he’s standing with here. They produced over 20 lbs of nuts this year. With 2 children and a shortage of food, the family ate all 20 lbs. to supplement to their regular diet and provide a good source of protein. We are...

How Coffee Helps Rural Families

How Coffee Helps Rural Families

We thought you would enjoy this video of Deana talking with one of our coffee farmers a few months ago about the impact that coffee has on his life and his future. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbd5d5-tTSg Coffee and other organic cash crops hold the key to helping...

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