Suggestions such as a pre-competitive Global Coffee Fund to solve sustainability issues are laudable in principle but history shows us that agricultural funds of this type proposed at the recent World Coffee Producers Forum don’t work for long.
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.
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.
Co-operatives are vital for many millions of small farmers. So why do some co-ops make a difference and others fail miserably?
Training can be a powerful instrument to foster change. It is probably the single most common developmental intervention in the world of agriculture. But as COSA’s Carlos de los Rios and Daniele Giovannucci argue, evidence is mounting that all too often it doesn’t meet its objectives. Published in Coffee & Cocoa International.
Troubling issues such as a growing focus on single issues in sustainability that fail to address its comprehensive nature, are examined in this January 2019 editorial and interview from Coffee &Cocoa International, with COSA president Daniele Giovannucci
Daniele Giovannucci, presidente de COSA, dirigiéndose a los participantes de la conferencia anual SINTERCAFE en Costa Rica recientemente, explica que nos enfrentamos ante el problema de definir en qué radica la sustentabilidad, “Este trabajo cobra aún más importancia para el mundo del café ante la crisis de precios que amenaza hoy en día el futuro de la industria.”.
COSA president Daniele Giovannucci reflects on the universal challenge for coffee farmers worldwide in this interview with Perfect Daily Grind.
In many countries, especially less developed ones, there are considerable intangible assets that are often not captured or even valued by markets.
COSA researchers, Carlos de los Rios and Mica Bennett, find that increasing the participation of young farmers in coffee production can have a positive and sustainable effect on national production.
COSA President Daniele Giovannucci: “I believed that if we could offer a pragmatic results-based alternative, it would really make a difference for those who actually care about results.” Learn how COSA advances that mission.
STiR Magazine interviews Daniele Giovannucci and Luis Samper on their recent work on the powerful role of intangibles in the coffee value chain.
COSA’s work in resilience metrics shapes USAID’s Field Guide.
In their April 2018 magazine edition, Tea and Coffee Trade Journal highlighted COSA President Daniele Giovannucci’s contributions to the recent World Intellectual Property Organization paper on the intangibles in the coffee value chain.
Coffee and Cocoa International’s March 2018 edition highlighted Mexico’s Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food’s (SAGARPA) efforts to help coffee farmers and boost production have so far yielded excellent results.
Coffee and Cocoa International’s March 2018 edition reviewed COSA’s President Daniele Giovannucci’s recent joint publication with Luis Fernando Samper and Luciana Marques Vieira in the UN’s World Intellectual Property Organization annual publication.
The sustainable coffee business, which tries to pay growers a premium while helping the environment, has gone mainstream however–attracting companies and consumers. …
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..
Despite the economic recession then, consumers seem to choose organic products especially when they perceive there is real and lasting value. Such data were exposed by coffee market analyst Daniele Giovannucci at a sampling event hosted by the Organic Coffee Collaboration, a OTA project at New York City’s Union Square Cafe.
As it profits from the global caffeine jones, many of the biggest producers continue to buy beans from growers who slash rainforests and exploit workers. With that in mind (and steaming cup in hand), I invited top coffee experts to recommend their favorite ethical brands, imposing two rules:…
Speakers from Equator Estate Coffees & Teas, Green Mountain Coffee, and S&D Coffees will discuss the increasing availability of high quality organic coffee on menus from drive-ins to fine dining establishments, while coffee sustainability expert Daniele Giovannucci will present the latest organic coffee market trends data.
The Collaboration features leading firms from Vermont to California and from Florida to Canada.
The $1.4 billion organic-coffee market expanded by 4.1 percent this past year and an average 21 percent annually for the past five years, compared with estimated 1 percent growth in the “conventional coffee industry,” Giovannucci said…
The fourth Terra Madre gathering of food communities came to a close with more than 6,000 participants filling a stadium in Turin to hear a panel of distinguished speakers present the sustainability and food policies drafted during the preceding four days of meetings.
At the fifth annual coffee-tasting event hosted in New York, NY by the Organic Coffee Collaboration, a market study was released showing that organic coffee sales have taken off in recent years—big time, and in spite of the trend for coffee in general.
September 25, 2016 S&D Coffee & Tea and the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) have joined forces to broaden S&D’s sustainable sourcing program. The innovative work builds on earlier collaboration […]
December 1, 2015 Conservation International (CI) announced today the launch of the Sustainable Coffee Challenge a call to action to make coffee the first sustainable agricultural product in the world […]
October 14, 2015 Pierre Courtemanche, GeoTraceability CEO and Daniele Giovannucci, Co-founder and CEO, COSA are pleased to announce they have signed an Alliance Agreement enabling the organisations to work together […]
Textile Exchange (TE) announces the release of The Organic Cotton Sustainability Assessment Tool (OC-SAT) – an online tool that measures the environmental, economic and social aspects of organic cotton production.