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  • Variance in Approach Toward a ‘Sustainable’ Coffee Industry in Costa Rica

    Perspectives from Within; Lessons and Insights

    Melissa Vogt

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    Dr. Melissa Vogt considers the influence of Rainforest Alliance and Fairtrade in coffee farming communities of Costa Rica from 2009-2019. Sustainability certifications schemes are working amongst a range of sustainability efforts, unique by their intra market location. The intentions of each certification scheme must be clarified prior to evaluation and their influence considered amongst contextually specific historic and contemporary considerations, and alongside the range of sustainability efforts.

    The advantages and disadvantages, opportunities for improvement and how alternative mechanisms might improve upon or complement sustainability certification schemes are explained. An epilogue considers how prioritisation of coffee as a cash crop may align with sustainability. The influence on biodiversity, community health and income, and the possible implication of reduced coffee crop density for consumers, the market and farming landscapes is considered. How sustainability standards might better encourage more ambitious sustainability in farming landscapes is for future consideration.

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    Vogt, M. 2019. Variance in Approach Toward a ‘Sustainable’ Coffee Industry in Costa Rica: Perspectives from Within; Lessons and Insights. London: Ubiquity Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/bce
    Vogt, M. (2019) Variance in Approach Toward a ‘Sustainable’ Coffee Industry in Costa Rica: Perspectives from Within; Lessons and Insights. London: Ubiquity Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/bce
    Vogt, Melissa. Variance in Approach Toward a ‘Sustainable’ Coffee Industry in Costa Rica: Perspectives from Within; Lessons and Insights. Ubiquity Press, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/bce
    Vogt, M. (2019). Variance in Approach Toward a ‘Sustainable’ Coffee Industry in Costa Rica: Perspectives from Within; Lessons and Insights. London: Ubiquity Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/bce
    Vogt, Melissa. Variance in Approach Toward a ‘Sustainable’ Coffee Industry in Costa Rica: Perspectives from Within; Lessons and Insights. London: Ubiquity Press, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/bce




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    Published on Dec. 18, 2019

    Language

    English

    Pages:

    244

    ISBN
    EPUB 978-1-911529-78-1
    Mobi 978-1-911529-79-8
    Paperback 978-1-911529-76-7
    PDF 978-1-911529-77-4

    DOI
    https://doi.org/10.5334/bce



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