#26: Re:co Podcast – Andre de Freitas on Trends in Sustainable Sourcing

On this episode of the Re:co Podcast, Kim Elena Ionescu speaks to Andre de Freitas, Executive Director of the Sustainable Agriculture Network. Andre has over 20 years of experience working with sustainability initiatives, with a focus on responsible sourcing and certification in agriculture and forestry. He led the development of the first sustainability policy and …

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2019 SCA Sustainability Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2019 SCA Sustainability Awards. The deadline to submit an application is December 14, 2018. The Sustainability Awards were created in 2004 to promote, encourage and honor the efforts of those serving as role models through sustainable projects in the coffee sector. Each year, the SCA Sustainability Council reviews dozens of applications …

Sustainability Webinar: Coffee Prices and Farm Profitability

Update: Thanks to all who joined us for this second webinar in our Sustainability series on Farm Profitability and Prosperity recorded live on Tuesday, September 25th, at 8:00am PST / 4:00pm BST. Watch the recording above. Over the summer we have watched the coffee commodity futures market drop until on Tuesday, August 21, coffee opened at …

Climate Change & Coffee: Acting Globally & Locally

Excerpt from KIM ELENA IONESCU’s introduction of the newly republished SCA White Paper titled Climate Change & Coffee: Acting Globally & Locally. In the context of global shortfalls, it can feel glib or even disingenuous to applaud the efforts of individuals, but climate change isn’t only affecting the environment – it’s affecting people, and people are …

2018 SCA Sustainability Award Winners Announced at Re:co Symposium

The 2018 SCA Sustainability Award winners, Manos al Agua and Twin UK, were recognized on the Re:co Symposium stage this Thursday, April 19th. The awards, created in 2004, recognize outstanding work in the field of sustainability in the coffee industry. Manos al Agua, a program of the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia (FNC), …

Gender Equality in Coffee: Minimizing the Gender Gap in Agriculture

Excerpt from KIM ELENA IONESCU’s introduction of the newly republished SCA White Paper titled Gender Equality and Coffee: Minimizing the Gender Gap in Agriculture, released this week in celebration of #EqualPayDay. Many readers of the Blueprint for Gender Equality in the Coffeelands— including those that read it when it was first released in late 2015— …

Read a Blueprint for Water Security this #WorldWaterDay

We face a global water crisis. Rapid economic development combined with exponential population growth over the past century are increasing demands on water resources, while environmental degradation threatens water supplies. As a result, water scarcity has risen to the top of the list of global, social and economic risks. Poor people are disproportionately affected by …