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Taya Brown

Co-Founder, Del Fuego Project


Dr. Taya Brown is an agricultural scientist focused on smallholder coffee production systems. She was Program Director for the Center for Coffee Research and Education at Texas A&M University for several years, where she identified the need for science-based study and education along the full coffee supply chain. As Co-Founder of the Del Fuego Project, Taya designs and implements participatory research, from studies on profitability to soil fertility and plant nutrition, and brings updated technology and education to smallholder coffee farming systems of Yepocapa, Guatemala. She is dedicated to improving communication between all supply chain actors and designs educational materials and experiences to improve comprehension of coffee as an agricultural crop, system, and product.

To meet with Taya, email thewondry@vanderbilt.edu.