We have been in Peru for 10 days. While settling down at our temporal home in Jaén, our summer research work has gradually unfolded…
On May 28th, we arrived in Lima. After two days of resting from the long flight ride, we took an 18-hour bus trip to the city of Jaén surrounded by the mountains of the northern part of Peru.
After dropping off our luggage at Hotel Danubio, we visited CENFROCAFE office for a brief introductory meeting with the leaders, as well as had the first cup of coffee from CENFRO. 🙂
On Monday, June 1st, we delivered our presentation on last year’s research results to the leaders and members. With the list of recommendations, the leaders and members of CENFROCAFE agreed to meet us for individual interviews to share their feedback and help us moving the research work forward.
During this passing week, we have conducted 4 individual interviews. The leaders and members showed particular interests on solar dryer financing and plague-related strategies out of the 12 recommendations for CENFROCAFE. They also explained the reasons why the strategies are more feasible and practical.
For the upcoming week, the presidents and general managers of CENFRO have set up the interview appointment with us. With more feedback to come, we will narrow down our list and prepare for the focus group interviews in the next 6 weeks around Cajamarca region, as well as the 2-week key actor interviews in Lima at the end of July.