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.
The goal of this end line study was to understand the contribution that certification systems can make to poverty alleviation and pro-poor development. ISEAL Alliance engaged the Committee on Sustainability Assessment to rigorously assess the early impacts of the Fairtrade and UTZ certification processes on small coffee farmers in the Mount Elgon region of Kenya.
The COSA Measuring Sustainability Report: Coffee and Cocoa in 12 Countries surprised many in 2014 with its hard data and frank insights, the result of partnered research with leading institutions.
COSA president Daniele Giovannucci reflects on the universal challenge for coffee farmers worldwide in this interview with Perfect Daily Grind.
COSA has been asked to participate at the Innovation Session at the Global Coffee Platform event in Brazil.
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 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 responds to a recent NPR story on sustainability initiatives
COSA President asks what the coffee industry can learn from Toyota.
STiR Magazine interviews Daniele Giovannucci and Luis Samper on their recent work on the powerful role of intangibles in the coffee value chain.
The Sustainable Trade Initiative IDH is an initiative of the Dutch government, private companies, NGOs and trade unions to improve the economic, social and environmental sustainability of production systems in […]