Universal Design

Universal Design

Building a More Inclusive Coffee Value Chain

With support from the US Department of State’s Bureau of Weapons Removal and Abatement the Polus Center sponsored a “Universal Design” workshop for coffee producers from the Eastern Lake Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The workshop is part of a larger effort by the Polus Center to build a more inclusive coffee value chain, helping coffee farmers devastated by landmines regain their livelihoods. Executive Director, Michael Lundquist believes that with improved design comes increased access which in turn increases productivity, efficiency, and quality - all helping to build peace and economic stability in the community.”