Empowering communities for the future generation

Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s previous experiences with projects that involve local communities in bird observation activities and citizen science have shown to provide local youth with motivation and a deeper connection to their localities, foster new opportunities through ecotourism, and cultivate the principles of sustainability within the local culture. We have the full support of local government institutions to jointly provide leadership training and capacity building and officially certify AAA producers and their families as local tour guides. Furthermore, environmental education -through a tailor made curriculum for coffee producing communities- focused on elementary school students, will open young minds mind towards a sustainable and resilient coffee growing community.