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Can Selling Coffee In Cherry Be Profitable?Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

CRS Coffeelands photo by Morgan Arnold It is often taken as accepted wisdom that smallholders need to move up the value chain — aggregate, process, trade directly — to be competitive and profitable in the coffee industry. Smallholders who aren’t part of a… Source link

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Takeaways From Twin’s New Report on Smallholder Producer OrganizationsDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Historically low C prices, climate change, political volatility, crippling social disparities and a host of other issues have given the global coffee sector plenty of reasons for legitimate concern. But lost in all that tumult are an indefinite number of success stories… Source link

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Report Calls for Increased Investment in Youth Engagement at OriginDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Youth engagement in coffee farming and production has been a hot topic in coffee circles in recent years, as mounting evidence suggests that young adults are leaving rural coffeelands, often smallholder family farms, in favor of better economic or social… Source link

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A Case Of Two Coffeelands And An Unexpected ConclusionDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Although the Mesoamerican coffeelands (Central America and Southern Mexico) are a relatively compact geographical region, they contain a diversity of coffee production systems — agroecologically and organizationally. Among programs in other countries, CRS has ongoing… Source link

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Land Equivalency Ratio and Gross ProfitDaily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

In order to adapt to coffee crops that have been affected by leaf rust, Carlos Cano, 43 has turned to selling macadamia nuts. To address the drivers of migration — debt/prices and climate pressures — highlighted in the last post, we need to consistently seek a deeper… Source link

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An Elusive Quest?Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine

Photo Credit: Philip Laubner, courtesy of CRS Coffeelands. Recurrent drought, which decreases both coffee and staple crop yields, can contribute to the decision to migrate. Francisco* migrated to Guatemala City several years ago. He worked the night shift, behind the… Source link