A taste of things to come for subsistence coffee farmers in Timor-Leste

Author: Mary O’ Shea, Irish Times, Published on: 23 October 2013

…[A] disproportionate percentage of coffee farmers in Timor-Leste live below the poverty line…Using the proceeds from coffee sales, CCT [Co-operativa Café Timor] has established Clinic Café Timor, a rural healthcare network of seven clinics and 24 mobile services providing healthcare for people in the remote rural coffee growing regions, many of whom do not have access to public health services…The East Timor Coffee Institute...is training a new generation of farmers on best practices in coffee production and how best to diversify their crop base...

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