Field Day

On November 19, 2022 we held the 6th edition of our annual “Field Day”, an event promoted in partnership with public and private entities to discuss Sustainability in Coffee.
The event took place at the Paraíso farm in Ouro Fino (MG) and was attended by 290 producers/visitors who engaged in various activities, such as lectures, knowledge exchange hubs, and demonstrations of innovations for the coffee sector. As in previous years, Comexim brought speakers from various areas who approached topics related to market trends and technological progress in the agricultural sector.

Representatives from Starbucks Farmer Support Center (Centro de Apoio ao Produtor); Global Coffee Platform (Plataforma Global do Café); Simap Agro; Senar; inpEV and Projeto Andarilhos attended the event.

The themes discussed were:

“Benefits of drone spraying for Coffee Growers”

Producers had the chance to learn about this new technique that facilitates spraying in coffee farming, followed by a demonstration.

“Management of Cover Plants and Alternatives to Glyphosate”

The topic addressed the management of cover plants between coffee rows, their benefits for production and fruit quality, and their impact on the final cost of the crop.

“Reverse Logistics of Agrochemical Packaging”

A recurring action adopted by Comexim over the years, which promotes the proper return of empty agrochemical packaging and raises awareness about the importance of responsible disposal for the preservation of watercourses and the environment in general.

“Presentation of the Senar System and Specialized Projects for Coffee-growing”

Senar (National Service for Rural Learning) presented its programs aimed at the professional management of family property and family succession planning, exposing the importance in the right destination of coffee farming.

“Starbucks Farmer Support Center and the C.A.F.E. Practices Program”

Starbucks presented its C.A.F.E. Practices program, which promotes ethical and sustainable social, environmental and economic practices throughout the coffee production chain.

“Snakes in the Field - Demystifying Beliefs”

This presentation on how to protect wildlife addressed how producers should review their concepts and learn more about the presence of snakes in coffee plantations.