The International Coffee Organization's new study assesses the cost structure of coffee production in selected countries (Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, and El Salvador), and derives recommendations on how to improve the economic viability of coffee production.
It shows that price volatility in the coffee market and increasing costs of production for farmers, means that many producers operate at a loss in both the short and long term.
ISF's latest briefing explores this question in "Financial inclusion fit to size: Customizing digital credit for smallholder farmers in Tanzania." The fourteenth briefing note in a series from the Initiative for Smallholder Finance, the Dalberg Design Impact Group (DIG) explores the causes of low uptake in digital credit for smallholders to better understand how we can develop concrete product solutions to jump-start adoption of digital credit products by them.
“Toward the Efficient Impact Frontier”, explores Root Capital’s evolving approach to balancing financial return with impact, and provides tools that other impact investors can use to make investment decisions that weigh all factors of portfolio performance -- financial, social, and environmental -- in a quantitative and holistic way.
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