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Four ways that SMART data will make your tech solutions smarter

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? 

2019-11-06T16:26:50+00:00June 27th, 2019|Categories: Insights|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How tech is changing the game for younger and marginalized farmers

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.

2019-06-27T14:10:41+00:00June 27th, 2019|Categories: Insights|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Impacts of Certification on Small Coffee Farmers Western Kenya, 2014-2017

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

“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