The idea that resilience plays a role in mitigating the effects of disaster and climate change is becoming widespread across the development community. Our COSA research paper, published by the FAO looks at how resilience enhancement and agroecological interventions must be combined to reduce the negative effects of leaf rust. It is based on data from a COSA study developed to evaluate an initiative to improve the sustainability of Guatemalan coffee farmers’ livelihoods by building their technical and organizational capacities.