From blockchain to big data, there are hundreds of shiny apps and software on offer in today’s data-centric world. Every month new technology companies sprout up promising solutions for supply chain management, risk mitigation, and sustainable sourcing. How can you make the right decision?
New apps are not only bringing vital information to small farmers, they are increasingly driving their participation in a rich digital eco-system. With the average farmer in the developing world surpassing 60 years of age, these impactful technologies help engage younger farmers in productive ways.
One of the most explosive growth areas of the last 5 years is the multi-stakeholder platform. That’s not surprising considering that the magnitude of sustainability challenges.
COSA and the Ethical Tea Partnership reviewed more than 100 studies by academics, government experts, and certification bodies to agree on a common list and description of indicators.
The goal of this end line study was to understand the contribution that certification systems can make to poverty alleviation and pro-poor development. ISEAL Alliance engaged the Committee on Sustainability Assessment to rigorously assess the early impacts of the Fairtrade and UTZ certification processes on small coffee farmers in the Mount Elgon region of Kenya.
“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.
In an ever-changing market environment, the Global Coffee Platform, Committee on Sustainability Assessment, Rainforest Alliance, and Waterwatch Cooperative are collaborating on the Coffee Data Standard with the support of ISEAL Alliance.
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.
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?
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.