We at COSA are committed to accelerating agricultural sustainability. We believe that visiting the field provides an in-depth understanding of what it takes to achieve sustainability throughout the supply chain. After [...]
When the wheel was first created in Mesopotamia some 5,500 years ago, did anyone imagine how often others would claim to have re-invented the concept? In development, we face a [...]
In this issue brief, we discuss how a uniform approach to measuring the sustainability of cotton farming systems and common metrics to do so are needed to move the cotton sector toward more sustainable modes of production.
COSA Indicators Measure Agricultural Sustainability and Foster Environmental Literacy By Rachel Bruce, COSA Volunteer April 22, 2017, marks the 47th celebration of Earth Day. The Earth Day Network, an [...]
COSA and the Specialty Coffee Association asked expert panelists about their approach to sustainability collaborations and what works and what does not in this 60-minute webinar.
This 60-minute webinar outlines how sustainable agriculture standards are being used worldwide to build sustainable agri-food systems that are environmentally and socially balanced.
For many of us, it was a startling claim. We know that there are as many as 500 million smallholder farms supporting about 2.5 billion people. We also know that, [...]
In the brightly colored basement of an old fraternity house in Bloomington, Indiana, an eclectic group of customers gather daily over coffee. Proudly home to kitschy 1970s furniture and vintage [...]
The sustainable coffee business, which tries to pay growers a premium while helping the environment, has gone mainstream however--attracting companies and consumers. Industry members credit Starbucks Coffee (SBUX) with its [...]
Despite lagging economic growth, the North American organic coffee market topped $1.3 billion in 2008, making it the single most valuable organic product imported...Organic coffee imports into the U.S. and [...]