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The Global Aspects of Coffee Production - Value Chains and Contribution to Sustainable Development

Pradyot Ranjan Jena

National Institute of Technology Karnataka

A prolific researcher in development economics has vast experience in the studies of impact evaluation of development interventions in developing countries. Dr. Jena has worked as an Agriculture and Development Economist in Kenya and as a Research Fellow at the Leibniz University Hannover in Germany. He has served as the Associate Editor of Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems and Frontiers in Climate Change.


Traditional Coffee Powerhouses International Coffee Organization Smallholder Coffee Farmers Poverty Value Chain Green Bean Importers Fairtrade Minimum Support Price Organic Certification Biodiversity Technology Adoption

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Coffee is one of the most-traded commodities and highest-valued cash crops worldwide. Since coffee is mostly produced on small-scale holdings in developing countries, its production plays a vital role in the livelihoods of 25 million rural households in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. However, being an exported commodity, coffee is prone to the boom and bust cycles of the international market. Indeed, millions of small-scale coffee farmers in developing countries fell victim to a dramatic price plunge of coffee in the world market between 1999 and 2004, when prices fell to their lowest level in 100 years.

In response to volatile market prices, credit constraints, and supply shocks, several alternative market channels—fairtrade, organic, Smithsonian bird-friendly, and Rainforest Alliance certification have been promoted as possible solutions. These certification schemes are based primarily on environmental and social parameters. Fair trade certification, for example, is aimed at improving the living conditions of operators of certified farms, and organic and bird-friendly certification schemes promote organic agriculture and preservation of bird species on certified farms.

This book aims to highlight the importance of coffee as a major exportable cash crop and its central role in the livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers in developing countries. However, sustainable development in the coffee sector requires increase in productivity, improvements in efficiency in the coffee value chain, and the contribution of coffee production to environmental sustainability. The book asks the question whether the alternative marketing channels such as third party certification schemes help achieve sustainable development in the coffee sector. There are chapters based on several case studies from major coffee producing countries which attempt to answer this question. The book concludes with providing actionable insights on the future course of action aligning with the UN's sustainable development goals (SDGs).

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About the editor

Pradyot Ranjan Jena

National Institute of Technology Karnataka

Dr. Pradyot Ranjan Jena is an Associate professor at School of Management, National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal, India. He has obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur in 2007. Before joining NITK, Surathkal in 2015, he worked as an Agriculture and Development Economist at International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Nairobi and as Research Fellow at Institute for Environmental Economics and World Trade (IUW), Leibniz University of Hannover in Germany. Dr. Jena’s core research area of expertise is impact evaluation, food security and climate change. He led 10 national and international research projects funded by IFAD, CGIAR, Government of Australia, Indian Council of Social Science Research, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany and Poverty, Equity and Growth Network (PEGNet). He has published 40 research papers in SCI, Web of Science and SCOPUS indexed peer reviewed journals, international conference Proceedings and book chapters. Some of the journals in which he has published are World Development, Ecological Economics, Agricultural Economics, Food Security, Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, Economic Analysis and Policy, Environment Development and Sustainability, Environmental Management and Asian Development Review. Dr. Jena has published a book on the "Impact of Economic Growth and Trade Liberalization on Air Pollution". Dr. Jena has served as a reviewer of reputed journals like World Development, Ecological Economics, Agricultural Economics, Applied Economic Perspective and Policy, Journal of Cleaner Production, Agribusiness, Environment and Development Economics, Regional Environmental Change, Food Security, Development Policy Review and , Journal of Agricultural Economics. He has won the ARER BEST ADVISER AWARD by Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association in 2016 and is the Associate Editor of the Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems and Frontiers in Climate Change. He has chaired conference sessions in Tropentag conference in Germany from 2010 to 2012.

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