Coffee Crisis

coffee crisis 742396"Less well-known are the damaging effects of these unequal power relations embedded in global coffee networks: threatened livelihoods, greater poverty, malnutrition, deforestation, and out-migration. A "bigger, faster, cheaper" mentality has created a dynamic that exploits the most vulnerable at the bottom of the supply chain."

-John Thackara,

Read the rest of Thackara's "Alternative Trade Networks and the Coffee System" to learn more about the issues facing the coffee industry as well as proposed solutions that would create a fair and equitable situation for the world's 25 million families that grow and produce coffee.

For more reading, check out "Confronting the Coffee Crisis."

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