In an upcoming keynote at the highly-regarded annual Sintercafe event, I’ll be shocking some folks with the unpleasant news that we are now experiencing the demise of sustainable development…and I wish I were joking.
When a severe epidemic related to climate change wiped out almost half of the income for 97% of the small farmers we surveyed in Guatemala, we found that some farmers coped better and had fewer losses than others.
Sintercafe’s Board President Arnoldo Leiva and Daniele Giovannucci, President of the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) and keynote speaker, answer questions about the coffee sector as they look ahead to the upcoming thirty-second edition of the annual Sintercafe event on Nov. 7-11, 2018.
COSA responds to a recent NPR story on sustainability initiatives
COSA President asks what the coffee industry can learn from Toyota.
Elena Serfilippi, COSA's Coordinator for Resilience Research, answers the three most commonly asked questions about measuring resilience.
COSA's Vivek Voora explains how measuring the resilience of cotton farming operations provides a starting point to take the necessary and appropriate steps for farmers to effectively adapt to change.
COSA's President comments on the many 2020 sustainability goals [...]