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Seeking Sustainability: COSA preliminary analysis of sustainability initiatives in the coffee sector

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  • Giovannucci, Daniele
  • Potts, Jason
  • Killian, B.
  • Wunderlich, C.
  • Schuller, S.
  • Soto, G.
  • Schroeder, K.
  • Vagneron, I.
  • Pinard, F.

Abstract

The growing economic value and consumer popularity of sustainability standards inevitably raise questions about the extent to which their structure and dynamics actually address many environmental, economic and public welfare issues. The Committee on Sustainable Assessment (COSA) was formed, in part, to develop a scientifically credible framework capable of assessing the impacts associated with the adoption of sustainability initiatives. This paper examines the pilot phase of vetting and testing the COSA method, an innovative management tool used to gather and analyze data using economic, environmental and social metrics.

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  • Giovannucci, Daniele & Potts, Jason & Killian, B. & Wunderlich, C. & Schuller, S. & Soto, G. & Schroeder, K. & Vagneron, I. & Pinard, F., 2008. "Seeking Sustainability: COSA preliminary analysis of sustainability initiatives in the coffee sector," MPRA Paper 13401, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Reardon, Thomas & Codron, Jean-Marie & Busch, Lawrence & Bingen, R. James & Harris, Craig, 1999. "Global Change In Agrifood Grades And Standards: Agribusiness Strategic Responses In Developing Countries," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA), vol. 2(03/04).
    2. Giovannucci, Daniele & Koekoek, Freek Jan, 2003. "The State of Sustainable Coffee: A Study of Twelve Major Markets," MPRA Paper 17172, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Manning, Stephan & Boons, Frank & von Hagen, Oliver & Reinecke, Juliane, 2012. "National contexts matter: The co-evolution of sustainability standards in global value chains," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 83(C), pages 197-209.
    2. Jena, Pradyot Ranjan & Stellmacher, Till & Grote, Ulrike, 2012. "The Impact of Coffee Certification on Small-Scale Producers’ Livelihoods: Evidence from Ethiopia," 2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil 126720, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
    3. repec:oup:apecpp:v:39:y:2017:i:1:p:87-110. is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Hidayat, Kurniawati Nia & Glasbergen, Pieter & Offermans, Astrid, 2015. "Sustainability Certification and Palm Oil Smallholders’ Livelihood: A Comparison between Scheme Smallholders and Independent Smallholders in Indonesia," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA), vol. 18(3).

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    Keywords

    sustainability initiatives; standards; organic; fair trade; Rainforest; social; environmental; economic certification;

    JEL classification:

    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • N5 - Economic History - - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment and Extractive Industries

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