COSA insights shared through major general and industry publications.
Responses to problems in supply chains such as child labor need companies to go beyond ‘yes-no’ checklists and stop penalizing farmers. A more holistic approach is required that actually addresses the problem
La gastronomía sostenible promueva el desarrollo agrícola, la seguridad alimentaria, la nutrición, la producción sostenible de alimentos y la conservación de la biodiversidad. En este artículo publicado en la revista de la IPADE, Agustin Escobar y Jessica Mullan de COSA, explican la relevancia de este nuevo concepto para las empresas de alimentos y bebidas en Mexico, simbolizando el reconocimiento a los valores tradicionales en la cultura gastronómica mexicana y las implicaciones sociales, ambientales y económicas.
Technology is driving data democracy at a fast pace. Used wisely, it will give voice – and access – to small farmers and the poor around the world.
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.
“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.
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