Coffee, Peru

Having spent the past few weeks in Peru, I am now coming to the end of my work in the coffee industry. Last month I also visited Nicaragua and it has really struck me how different the industry is in each country. In Peru farmers have been through a lot of difficulties and it really shows. Fluctuating prices, coffee rust and the Shining Path years of terrorism have taken their toll, and fair trade certification has often been mismanaged, further removing support from people who need it. I have been lucky enough to be filming a project which strives to improve traceability and make sure that premiums really are going to the right people. It is in its early stages but inspiring to see. Here are a few pictures: