Local coffee company Cafe Organico Marcala (COMSA) was forced to rent out a nearby soccer field this year and cover it with plastic sheets to air out coffee cherries after their cement-drying patios overflowed. “We’ve had an avalanche of coffee,” COMSA’s manager Rodolfo Penalba said, as workers raked beans over the plastic in neat rows. […]
Consuelo Castillo | Bajo Aguan, Honduras My name is Consuelo Castillo and I have been fighting to defend the land for five years. Our goal is for everyone who is part of the land occupations to have access to land. Land, well, it’s our first mother. For us farmers, we don’t have life without land. […]
Yesterday at 3:00 pm police and military convened at five locations in San Manuel where campesinos had trespassed on private land with their luxury vehicles and bicycles and set up makeshift huts.
Today, landowners, farmers, and the executive branch of the Government of Honduras signed an agreement on the purchase and sale of land in the Aguán area, disputed for some time in northern Honduras. The event was broadcast on national radio and television networks. President Porfirio Lobo Sosa and the Director of the National Agrarian Institute […]
Raised by her grandparents in the small town of Santa Elena in Honduras, Orellana-Powell is either related to or friends with all the small farmers who are now the providers of the coffee beans that her Catracha Coffee Company imports, roasts and sells. Orellana-Powell started her company to showcase Honduran coffee, which she feels is […]