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16th January 2020ACCORD

Can smallholders still compete in a bigger world market?

What Saudi Arabia is to oil, Brazil is to coffee. This agricultural powerhouse produces about a third of the world’s coffee beans. It is hard to understate the impact that the Brazilian crop has each year on global supply and prices. One of the reasons Brazil is so influential is that its coffee farms are… (continued)

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1st May 2019ACCORD

How East Africa’s coffee farmers can outsmart pests and diseases

More than 120 million people in the world rely on activities relating to coffee production, including 25 million smallholder farmers and workers. For East African farmers who grow coffee on a small scale, the success of a single harvest can have a profound impact on income and the livelihoods of their families. A strong harvest… (continued)

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1st May 2019ACCORD

What’s climate change got to do with your flat white?

Although grabbing a morning latte is a day-to-day choice for most, there is a long-term challenge that is affecting its future availability. As global temperatures rise and local rainfalls become more unpredictable, good coffee will become increasingly challenging to grow which could make your daily coffee more expensive to buy. Although the issue is so… (continued)

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