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Ensuring Economic Viability & Sustainability of Coffee Production

Sachs, Jeffrey D.; Cordes, Kaitlin Y.; Rising, James; Toledano, Perrine; Maennling, Nicolas Wolfram

For this report, we developed a new economic model of supply and demand in the coffee sector, which forms the core of our quantitative analysis. The model simulates a global price equilibrium between 136 consuming countries and the farming decisions in 3024 coffee-growing regions. Our report is also grounded in extensive desk research and at least 72 interviews with 86 people, representing producers, small and large companies, civil society organizations and multi-stakeholder platforms, research institutions and academics, and others. It has also been strengthened by feedback we have received through other channels, including via email and particularly in response to public presentations at events organized by the ICO and the European Coffee Federation in June 2019 and by the World Coffee Producers Forum in July 2019.

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Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
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Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
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April 14, 2020