Coffee: The World’s First Sustainable Commodity

Published: February 18, 2019 by Conservation International (CI)

Sustainable Agriculture, Thriving Forests

Over centuries, coffee has become a staple in nearly every corner of the world. People drink about 600 billion cups of coffee every year. It’s also a US$22 billion global industry that provides essential income for millions of people across the sector, including over 25 million smallholder farmers who also serve as important stewards for the world’s tropical forests. Despite severe challenges facing coffee, collectively we can transform coffee into the world’s first sustainable agricultural product. Learn how, for more than 20 years, Conservation International (CI) has been working in partnership with coffee producers and the broader industry to promote sustainable practices that retain the rich biodiversity of coffee producing landscapes to reach this goal.

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