Coffee is an important part of how communities buffering the biosphere parks preserve the protected ecosystems. In these zones, farmers are simultaneously working to grow delicious coffee, build vibrant communities, and work in harmony with the land instead of only taking from the land. In some of these buffer zones, commercial activities are restricted, but organic, thoughtful farming is welcomed. The coffee farmers in these communities incorporate practices to protect
watersheds, prevent erosion and rebuild the health of the very soil itself
Be transported! Watch a 3-minute video at source in the buffer zone of the biosphere in Peru: equalexchange.coop/PeruVideo.