UTIA and Colegio de Postgraduados (ColPos) Córdoba continue their international exchange program between students and faculty. Project members include Carlos Trejo-Pech, Margarita Velandia (Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics), Adam Willcox, Sara Mulville (Smith Center), Roselia Servin Juarez and Victorino Morales (ColPos). This program focuses on small scale coffee cooperatives.
ColPos Córdoba, Veracruz
100,000 Strong Partners of America, US Department of State, Smith Center Seed Grant and Irwin International Travel Endowment
- Hosted ColPos students and faculty at UT in Spring 2023 to develop coffee-focused research projects. The ColPos team visited organic farms in East Tennessee, local farming operations and UT’s East Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, Organic Crops Unit.
- Visiting scientists and professionals shared a seminar onJune 8, 2023, “Coffee Cooperatives in Latin America” hosted by the department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. Scientists and professionals working on organic coffee research and cooperatives presented findings and field experiences from Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru.