Long-Term Sustainability of Cooperative-Wide Coffee Yields in San Miguel Escobar, Guatemala

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The overarching goal of this study was to investigate the long-term sustainability of the San Miguel Escobar coffee cooperative associated with the non- governmental organization As Green As It Gets. A computer simulation determined that while coffee yields are projected to increase at a positive rate over the next five years, long-term sustainability would be a challenge as a result of the timing of coffee tree growth cycles. The focus of the study was to analyze the efficacy of various strategies aimed at leveling major crop yield fluctuations projected by the simulation. This investigation was conducted to aid sustainable economic development for the Guatemalan coffee farmers in the cooperative.

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My advisor, Dr. Haddad, insisted that she take a photo of me.

My advisor, Dr. Haddad, insisted that she take a photo of me.

Here is a paper that gives some surrounding context to the environment in which this NGO exists. You can find out more about this topic by reading the project page.

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Michael Pilosov
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