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Salvador hosts first World Coffee Science Summit

Monday, March 27, 2017

With a goal of improving the quality as well as the productivity of the regional coffee sector, the eight coffee associations of El Salvador will host the first World Coffee Science Summit next May.

The implementation of new protections against pests and disease, as well as innovative ways of improving coffee quality and global marketing will be part of the agenda.

Presenters will include Dr. Tim Schiling, Executive Director of World Coffee Research, with more than 30 years of experience in agricultural development and agribusiness in Africa, Latin America and Asia, as well as the geneticist Dr. Christophe Montagnon, Scientific Director of the organization, and former head of research on coffee and cocoa at the Center for International Co-operation in Agricultural Research (CIRAD).

World Coffee Research is a non-profit research and development program of Texas A & M University, operated with the support of several global coffee importers and distributors.

The summit will take place in San Salvador between May 31 and June 2.