Stephen A. Fuqua (SAF) is a Bahá'í, programmer, and conservation and interfaith advocate in the DFW area of Texas.

May 12, 2005

Salvadoran Coffee Saves Wildlife

Speaking of organic and sustainable farming... BBC has a great little article on how shade-grown coffee is helping preserve biodiversity in El Salvador. "The original forests of the tiny Central American republic have virtually disappeared, but its high-altitude coffee plantations provide refuge for a surprising variety of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians," they report. Its a great contextual introduction to some of the issues and benefits of shade grown and organic coffee.