Changing the backstory of smallholder coffee production

8 July, 2014 by (comments)

Discriminating coffee enthusiasts expect a lot from their espressos, cappuccinos, and lattes.  These consumers want a “mind-blowing” coffee, which not only has an extraordinary taste but also comes with an upbeat backstory about its origins. Collaborative CIAT research in Guatemala, Mexico, and Nicaragua has helped reveal what the backstory of smallholder coffee production really is, how it has changedRead More …

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Filed Under: Climate Change, Latin America and the Caribbean

Too hot for chocolate?

28 September, 2011 by (comments)

Only dentists will be happy about this news. It looks as though climate change is going to take a bite out of chocolate production, according to a new study by scientists at CIAT. As well as having the potential to affect the supply – and therefore the price – of chocolate, this is very worrying news for thousands ofRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Climate Change, Regions

Fair Trade coffee study causes a stir

13 October, 2009 by (comments)

CIAT research into the benefits of Fair Trade coffee is the basis for an article in Time magazine. Although Fair Trade: What price for good coffee? doesn’t mention CIAT by name, we carried out the “private industry study” they refer to, in Guatemala, Mexico and Nicaragua in 2007, in collaboration with the Sustainable Food Laboratory and Green Mountain CoffeeRead More …

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Filed Under: Latin America and the Caribbean, Regions