The effect of Climate change is reshaping coffee production -this talk at #RecoAtlanta from Aaron Davis, Senior Research Leader of Plant Resources at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, presents the findings of ‘The Ethiopian Coffee Atlas’ research project to quantify these effects and provide possible mitigation strategies.
As climate change progresses, coffee growing has the potential to encroach into critical forest lands. Bambi Semroc, Senior Strategic Advisor for Conservation International’s Center for Environmental Leadership in Business, presents the findings of a new study at #RecoAtlanta exploring this potential shift in production.
Climate change presents a dizzying array of interconnected challenges. In this Re:co Atlanta talk, Mark Lundy, Senior Scientist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), explains how people can identify where best to start working for change.
To address climate change requires collaboration through the entire value chain—in this #RecoAtlanta talk, Xavier Hamon from Twin (a development through trade NGO), illustrates this through the story of a precompetitive Twin initiative between two UK roasters and smallholder producers in Peru, making the positive shift from business as usual to unusual business.
To understand the risks and challenges facing the coffee supply chain, you have to understand the risks and challenges facing coffee-growing communities. Chad Trewick, a longtime green coffee buyer and founder of Reciprocafé, shares his insights on how tackling these challenges head on, and communicating them honestly to consumers, can better address coffee supply risks.
Big investors coming into specialty coffee has many potential upsides, but it can also include changing payment structures, which can lead to increased price exposure for importers and growers. Sara Morrocchi, an expert in supply chain strategies and development work, explains the dimensions of the problem at #RecoDublin.
Vertical integration is an attractive dream with many potential benefits to quality and social impact, but also greater exposure to risk. Ben Bicknell, Strategic Projects Manager at Five Senses Coffee, gives the #RecoDublin audience an inside look at how those dreams can both falter and flourish when a roaster finds themselves in the position of …