coffee grower Articles

  • Ethical supply chains in the cocoa, coffee and tea industries

    Ethical trade is an increasingly popular approach that allows companies to manage the social and environmental dimensions of their supply chains. Yet is it able to benefit poor producers and workers in developing economies, particularly those who outside of industrial production systems? This paper examines how ethical trade is being applied to smallholder tea, coffee and cocoa growers in Asia, ...


  • Ethical Supply Chains in the Cocoa, Coffee and Tea Industries

    Ethical trade is an increasingly popular approach that allows companies to manage the social and environmental dimensions of their supply chains. Yet is it able to benefit poor producers and workers in developing economies, particularly those who outside of industrial production systems?This paper examines how ethical trade is being applied to smallholder tea, coffee and cocoa growers in Asia, ...


  • Gender and agricultural sustainability: case study of Colombian coffee

    This paper investigates how gender-based marketing strategies for Colombian coffee have affected gender roles and the economic and social advancement of women producers. In order to meet the demands of a European roaster interested in coffee produced by women, a Colombian coffee cooperative developed a female growers' program in 2000 which has grown into an association of 344 women. The study ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Lessons in social responsibility for the value chain from Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.

    Written by a consultant specializing in value chain social responsibility, this article details the challenges of promoting social responsibility through the supply chain of a specialty company operating in the world's second largest commodity business — coffee. THE COFFEE CRISIS Over the past five years, a severe drop in the commodity price of coffee has devastated coffee producers worldwide. In ...


    By AHC Group

  • Champion Cornish: Origin

    The next installment of our Champion Cornish blog series focuses on Origin Coffee. Origin are leaders in the field when it comes to producing artisan coffee. They certainly know their stuff with Dan Fellows being rated Number 1 in the 2016 UK Barista Championships, Number 2 in the 2015 UK Coffee in Good Spirits and Number 1 of the same accolade in ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Technology and globalisation: who gains when commodities are de-commodified?

    Like many primary products, coffee has long been characterised as a commodity with falling terms of trade and volatile prices. Yet, in recent years, there has been growing product differentiation in final markets, with premium prices being earned and high and sustainable incomes being provided. So far, these product rents have been almost entirely appropriated by residents of high-income ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Vineyards Make Switch to "Four Course" Compost

    Untitled Document FORGET about the Grapes of Wrath. There's a new story in California: ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Agroecology can help fix our broken food system. Here’s how.

    The various incarnations of the sustainable food movement need a science with which to approach a system as complex as food and farming. This story was co-published with Food Tank, a nonprofit organization focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. Thumb through U.S. newspapers any day in early 2015, and you could find stories on ...


    By Ensia

  • Pragmatic farm composters forge new path to resource recovery

    AG CHOICE is an on-farm composting operation located in the scenic countryside of Andover, New Jersey. On the drive to tour their site, it was astounding just how much of New Jersey, our most densely populated state, is still rural. Jay and Jill Fischer operate the two-year-old facility, which is one of a kind in New Jersey. Jay also owns and operates a sawmill in the area, and it was while ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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