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“Digital POs”: A New Generation Investing in Technology

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“Digital POs”: A New Generation Investing in Technology

2018-04-19T18:43:28+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Categories: Insights|Tags: , |0 Comments

Producer organizations are powerful interveners for farmers. Producer organizations that work smarter not only understand and serve their members better, they also provide the vital traceability and transparency data that today’s responsible sourcing demands. [...]

Government on the Cutting Edge of Sustainability

2018-04-20T09:14:45+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Categories: Insights|Tags: |0 Comments

With greater scrutiny on every dollar spent, governments are increasingly interested in monitoring the effectiveness and efficiency of their rural programs. The Mexican Agriculture Ministry’s (SAGARPA) recent implementation of SMART real-time monitoring is [...]

The Art of Listening…to the Farmer

2018-04-20T14:36:07+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Categories: Insights|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Sounds easy but it is rarely done well. “If you want results, then it is vital to have a demand-driven approach" notes COSA’s Research Coordinator for Latin America, Carlos de los Ríos [...]

Lessons from Experience: Ten Years of Measuring Sustainability

2018-04-07T22:36:30+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Categories: Insights|0 Comments

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 [...]

Termites, Bees, and Sustainability

2018-04-20T14:39:41+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Categories: Insights|0 Comments

In sustainability, collaboration amongst various stakeholders - businesses, communities, government, NGOs, and other nonprofits, is needed on a wide scale to usher in an era of sustainability management and governance. [...]

Taking Charge of Sustainability

2018-04-20T14:30:21+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Insights|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Recently, Roberto Velez, the head of the National Federation of Coffee Growers in Colombia, and José Sette, Executive Director of the International Coffee Organization, skillfully framed the considerable challenges faced by the coffee sector [...]

Stronger Cooperatives, Stronger and More Sustainable Farmers

2018-04-20T14:27:43+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Insights|0 Comments

Nearly one billion people around the world belong to cooperatives and producer organizations. Now, a quick diagnosis of their effectiveness and viability is possible with COSA’s POD: Producer Organization Diagnostic tool [...]

Can Intangibles make a Lasting Difference in Global Value Chains?

2018-04-26T14:04:00+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Categories: Insights|0 Comments

The essential question is: can new value substantially increase not only the total value of coffee beyond its current estimates of $200 billion but keep a fair portion of that value with the growers [...]

The Universal Fight for Human Rights

2018-04-22T18:48:57+00:00 December 10th, 2017|Categories: Insights|0 Comments

This document seeks to define and declare those inalienable rights that we as humans, no matter our color, race, sex, or religion, are born with and entitled to. [...]

SMART Indicators for Smarter Decision Making

2018-04-07T20:55:44+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Categories: Insights|0 Comments

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 [...]