Making the business case for climate-smart agriculture

18 December, 2015 by (comments)

If you’re a regular visitor to the CIAT blog, you’ll already know that climate change is expected to take a big bite out of chocolate production. A storm is brewing for coffee too. You’ve probably also been hearing that climate-smart agriculture (CSA) can help farmers big and small prepare for and respond to climate change – not just forRead More …

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Colombian coffee: Storming the taste test

8 October, 2015 by (comments)

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Filed Under: Agro-ecology and Economics @en, Latin America and the Caribbean

Fighting hunger in the coffeelands

4 May, 2011 by (comments)

A landmark CIAT report on the difficulties faced by smallholder coffee producers in Latin America, and the subsequent action taken to address them, has resulted in a new video documentary by Optic Nerve Productions and The Coffee Trust. After the Harvest: Fighting Hunger in the Coffeelands shows how coffee farmers from Nicaragua to Mexico attempt to adapt to theRead More …

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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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