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MDI has been awarded the International Programs award of the US Forest Service for the second time, 2009 and 2012. The “Wings Across the Americas” (WATA) award is shared with our student researchers from UMass and the participating Cooperatives in the introduction Solar/Biomass coffee dryers and research into our highly-biodiversity-friendly Integrated Open Canopy production for coffee and biofuels. Other winners in this category are the Nature Conservancy and the Smithsonian Institution.

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