Ensuring Economic Viability and Sustainability of Coffee Production
Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, October 2019
141 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2020
Date Written: October 2019
Coffee, the world’s favorite beverage, provides livelihoods for at least 60 million people across dozens of countries. Yet this beloved drink is experiencing a sustainability crisis. A sustained decline in world coffee prices has squeezed coffee producers, and thrown a tremendous number of producers below the global extreme poverty line. This report presents our research into sustainability within the coffee sector, including the results of our analytical and empirical modeling, and provides several recommendations.
Keywords: economic viability, sustainability, coffee production, global extreme poverty line, sustainability crisis
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