Here is a little more information from Janet Sun, a ManLao River partner:
“ManLao River Project is a sustainable coffee farm in the south of China in Yunnan province, Pu’er city. ManLao River was originally started as an environmental protection project in the early 1990s. Today, it is a coffee farm working on many of the same ideals through coffee.
Per Janet: “We’re lucky enough to have been granted a large 10,000 hectare protected forest land. On this land, we’ve found that farmers are able to survive on their earnings and there can be proper nutrition. We believe that when the above problems can be solved, it is possible to reverse the environmental damage done too our planet so far.
Coffee has become a flagship product for us because it is a special industry full of very passionate, caring people. Not only do we care about making a very high quality product, we care about the environment, and believe in caring for those people and natural resources that support us.”
Over 10,000 ethnic minority farmers have moved through ManLao River since it was founded in the 1990s. 3000 farmers stayed behind. Surviving with them are different minority languages, religions, and cultures that were once close to extinction.”
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