Coffee farming in Coorg, India

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by CADIP




Short-Term (few weeks/months)




Coorg, also called Kodagu, means “dense forest on a steep hill” and is a very popular hill station. It is a district located near the city of Mysore (Karnataka State) amidst a scenery of misty hills, lush forests, acres and acres of tea and coffee plantations, orange groves, undulating streets and breathtaking views. This is one of the most beautiful places in India, completely surrounded by nature! The Coorg District accounts for a heavy concentration of tribal population. 90% of the tribes in Coorg subsist on their traditional economic system of hunting and gathering minor forest produce besides attempting subsistence farming.

he project will focus on the process of coffee growing and marketing in an environmentally friendly way through natural resource management systems. This is an opportunity for learning about the complete journey of coffee - right from the bean to the mug. Also the village school will be renovated.

The international volunteers joined by locals will learn about the environmental issues in the region, will work in the field and help with pruning, harvesting and drying, will visit check dams and small ponds to study the water harvesting systems. The volunteers will visit coffee estates, will learn about other popular plantations of the region such as pepper, cardamom, wild fruits.

The volunteers will also support a local school with some renovation and work with the kids. The tasks include wall painting, drawing educational murals, teaching basic English, spreading health and hygiene awareness among children and the tribal community.

Project dates: January 7 - January 20, 2019

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