How to Keep Sustainability in Mind When Buying Your Next Cup of Coffee
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How are companies being held accountable when it comes to their sustainability protocols? What big-name coffee brands are ‘doing right’ by farmers? What can individual consumers do to help support coffee farmers? This 7 minute interview with COSA president Daniele Giovannucci on Cheddar Inc. / CuriosityStream gives some answers. 150

The Global Coffee Fund: A Response from COSA
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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. 150

How Green is your Tea?
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COSA and the Ethical Tea Partnership reviewed more than 100 studies by academics, government experts, and certification bodies to agree on a common list and description of indicators. 150

Impacts of Certification on Small Coffee Farmers Western Kenya, 2014-2017
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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.

Five years after COSA’s landmark global report on sustainability: how far has agri-food sustainability come?
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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.

Sustainability in Coffee: What are the Main Issues?
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COSA president Daniele Giovannucci reflects on the universal challenge for coffee farmers worldwide in this interview with Perfect Daily Grind. 150

COSA to Share Sustainability Measurement Expertise at Brazilian Conference
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COSA has been asked to participate at the Innovation Session at the Global Coffee Platform event in Brazil.

Guatemala coffee in crisis: a lesson on resilience
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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.

Are you making sustainability claims? Think twice
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As more claims are being exposed by the media, it is prudent for corporate leaders to consider the integrity of their sustainability claims.

Sintercafe 2018: what should the coffee sector be paying attention to today?
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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 President Headlines Sintercafe 2018
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“There’s a lot of talk about sustainability but not enough intelligent ‘doing’ about it.”

Keys to Sustainably Improving Kenya’s Coffee Production
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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. 150

Getting more impact from sustainability certifications
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COSA responds to a recent NPR story on sustainability initiatives

What does Toyota have to do with the price of coffee?
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COSA President asks what the coffee industry can learn from Toyota.

Global Business Magazine Highlights Coffee Value Chain Report
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STiR Magazine interviews Daniele Giovannucci and Luis Samper on their recent work on the powerful role of intangibles in the coffee value chain. 150

Riding the Wave of Sustainable Commodity Sourcing: Review of the Sustainable Trade Initiative IDH 2008-2013
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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 […]