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Café Simpatico by Zoom: 7 pm PDT Friday May 28

Climate Change Solidarity: How 30 Years of North-South Partnership is Helping Ometepe Coffee Cooperatives Weather the Storm

With Nedjo Rogers: Nedjo was an active member of CASC until he moved to Saltspring. He has lived and worked in several Latin American countries, including Nicaragua. Now he is active on Saltspring and involved in our cooperative coffee work.

Hear how coffee cooperatives on Ometepe Island, Nicaragua, are weathering the combined effects of the climate change-driven coffee rust, hurricanes, economic crises, and the pandemic on the strength of 30 year old north-south solidarity partnerships.

Since the 1980s, coffee cooperatives on Ometepe Island in Lake Nicaragua have worked in partnership with three organizations in the Pacific Northwest: Bosia on Bainbridge Island, WA; OGIFA on the Gulf Islands; and CASC in Victoria. The northern partners import the delicious organically cultivated and shade grown coffee, paying fair trade prices, and use the proceeds to fund solidarity projects on Ometepe and... beyond.
Led by OGIFA member Nedjo Rogers, this presentation will include short videos taken in recent months on the two Ometepe coops. We hope to have members of Bosia, OGIFA, and CASC present. Participants can look forward to a rich dialogue on what’s working in this long term partnership success story as well as what we can learn for the future.
Join us for a lively discussion and Q&A session.

From Your CASC planning committee https://www.victoriacasc.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/vcasc/

Zoom Meeting
Time: May 28, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 956 5076 7743

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