The Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Environment Platform (SAFE), invites you to this webinar, in which we will showcase the Blue Harvest project. The webinar will be led by Catholic Relief Services’ Maren Barbee and Paul Hicks, who will tell us about their experience implementing this ambitious, successful project in El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras, their vision and milestones. Join us!

When: Friday, October 21st, 2016

Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am (CST, local time in Costa Rica)

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Meeting number: 732 993 147

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About the webinar

Blue Harvest is a program coordinated by Catholic Relief Services as part of CRS’ Water Smart Agriculture initiative in Central America. With funding from the Multilateral Investment Fund’s SAFE Platform and Keurig Green Mountain, a SAFE Platform Partner, the program focuses on protecting and restoring drinking water sources in coffee lands of Central America by promoting sustainable coffee production and processing practices. 

When poor agricultural practices are used, coffee production can be a driver for deforestation and water pollution. Blue harvest works directly with coffee producers to provide technical support and resources to ensure that farms implement best practices that not only protect water sources but also improve farm productivity; in turn increasing potential earnings for farmers.

Under the belief that good coffee management is good watershed management, Blue Harvest’s experience shows that besides technical solutions, the integrated water resource management requires working with multiple actors to strengthen the political, social, economic, and administrative systems that exist to manage water resources and water services.

This webinar will discuss issues on water Smart agriculture, together with useful tools developed and implemented by Blue Harvest. Also, practical examples will be presented on the efficient water use and treatment in the Blue Harvest intervention areas.

The webinar will be held in English. If you have any questions about this event, please contact

Photo: Maren Barbee, Blue Harvest - Catholic Relief Services