The Roya Recovery Project
The Roya outbreak is an agricultural disaster that impacts all actors in the speciality coffee supply chain. As such, it requires an immediate multi-stakeholder mobilization of resources to mitigate the impact and return to a healthy supply chain. The Roya Recovery project is a community-based effort to respond to the crisis in an effective and efficient manner. The project brings producers a network of global organizations that can help their members access resources and learn from experts to they make informed decisions around Rust recovery and coffee crop renovation.
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