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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
With 169 tons of raw coffee – No. 62 of coffee producers.
- For the work on the coffee, tobacco and sugar plantations since 1719, several thousand Africans were deported to the islands.
- In 1834, slavery was abolished on St. Vincent and the Grenadines, although a transitional period until 1838 agreed.
- About 18,000 people received their freedom this year.
- With the abolition of slavery, there was a significant shortage of labor and drove the plantations wild.
- Since May 2016, there has been an initiative by Shenton Farms together with the government to modernize the coffee industry in St. Vincent.
- The project is supported by IICA, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture.
- 3 professionals from South America conducted preliminary feasibility studies on coffee production.
- The nursery of Orange Hill already has over 50,000 coffee plants, the varieties Arabica Kona and Geisha.
- The plants are distributed after one year to local farmers who grow the coffee on their land for the company.
- From 2020, the first certified organic fair trade coffee from the Three Rivers brand will probably be available.