2011-10. Coffee Co-Ops in the Polochic River Valley (2008-09)
October 13th, 2011
After the global coffee crisis in the early 2000’s, dozens of landowners, mostly of European descent, abandoned their coffee landholdings in the Polochic River valley. In San Miguel Tucurú, several local Q’eqchi’ and Pocomchí Mayan communities, often considered slave labor and part of the property’s goods, took over the abandoned landholdings and began a process of legalization while attempting to continue coffee production and surviving on sustainable agriculture methods.
Work produced with the support of Dutch NGO Solidaridad during 2008-09.
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