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So far Audra Wilson-Max has created 110 blog entries.

After the Harvest: Fighting Hunger in the Coffeelands

“After the Harvest: Fighting Hunger in the Coffeelands” is a film that brings the day-to-day challenges of the thin months to life in the voices of coffee farmers themselves, and shares the successes of creative projects that have been established to eliminate this annual period of food insecurity.

2019-10-21T05:47:08+00:00April 16th, 2019|Categories: COSA in the News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How a team of innovative organizations is reinventing precision farming for small farmers  

Driven by the world’s largest foundation and engaging some of the best minds, we are putting together one of the most unique efforts to radically transform smallholder farming.

2019-04-09T13:21:14+00:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Insights|Tags: |0 Comments

Using Scale for Good: Surprising Facts About McDonald’s Coffee Business. A Conversation with McDonald’s, Major Roasters and Conservation International

How does a major global brand partner with leading roasters and suppliers to create new levels of sustainability, transparency and measurable performance, and what can the industry learn from this? 

2019-04-08T20:11:22+00:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How Big Data and Technology are Altering Supply Chains and Farming

Daniele Giovannucci and Matthew Himmel will show data and technology innovations developed by leading organizations and thinkers this past year and focus on the specific applications that make a difference for coffee growing, at the Speciality Coffee Association (SCA) Expo in Boston.

2019-04-06T16:07:00+00:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: Events|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Five years after COSA’s landmark global report on sustainability: how far has agri-food sustainability come?

The COSA Measuring Sustainability Report: Coffee and Cocoa in 12 Countries surprised many in 2014 with its hard data and frank insights, the result of partnered research with leading institutions.

2019-02-21T20:09:38+00:00February 19th, 2019|Categories: Insights|0 Comments

How Green is your Tea? – Benefits of Shared Indicators

A common language of measuring tea sustainability improves our ability to understand and effect change in this sector. Building on the best current work in tea, International Experts convened by COSA and the Ethical Tea Partnership accomplished an important first step toward this by creating a comprehensive core set of tea indicators. This article summarizes the work of the Experts and provides insights on the linkages between tea sustainability issues and the Sustainable Development Goals.

2019-10-21T05:29:09+00:00February 15th, 2019|Categories: Publications|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Why many training programs are flawed

Training can be a powerful instrument to foster change. It is probably the single most common developmental intervention in the world of agriculture. But as COSA’s Carlos de los Rios and Daniele Giovannucci argue, evidence is mounting that all too often it doesn’t meet its objectives. Published in Coffee & Cocoa International. 150

2019-10-21T05:00:28+00:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: COSA in the News|Tags: , |0 Comments