12.00€ – 35.00€
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The type of agriculture in Mexico is closely linked to the people who manage the land. Most of the farms
in Mexico are between 0.5 and 3 hectares each, and are managed in agroforestry by indigenous
populaons who greatly contribute to the preservaon of the nave ecosystems. Mexico mainly
produces above organic standards: in addion to the absence of agro-chemicals use, the farms actually
boast incredible biodiversity, organic ma
er and life in the soils, and a shaded environment that help
stabilize the temperature, captures carbon, protects water and many other environmental services.
The drawback of Mexico’s coffee producon is its extremely low yields. We are talking 1 to 3 bags per
hectare. If we compare those yields to Brazil or Colombia, whose agriculture is based on intensive
monoculture, it is more than 10 mes less. Mexico’s low producvity is due to many factors, the main
ones being the lack of access to credit, and the absence of technical support at naonal level which
deteriorated farms over me, and made it impossible to recover from the rust epidemy in the mid 2010s.
Access to market is also very complicated for small scale growers of Mexico. First because of the size
and topology of the country, and poor road maintenance—some coffee communies live 2 to 3 hours
away from the first urban centre where coffee is traded. Second because of the current structure of the
coffee trade, vastly dominated by large mulnaonals who buy coffee through different levels of
intermediaries, making traceability and feedback
to producers non existent.