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Sustainable Coffee Increases Incomes

Organization(s): 
Conservation International
Author(s): 
Edward Millard
Institutional Sponsor: 
United States Agency for International Development
Publication date: 
Thursday, June 1, 2006
This microNOTE presents a case study of how rural poor smallholder coffee farmers in the state of Chiapas in southern Mexico achieved significant increases in their earnings. This increase was a result of sales into a higher value market channel established in cooperation between Conservation International (CI) and the Starbucks Coffee Company (Starbucks) in a project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).