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Agricultural regions are increasingly vulnerable to unpredictable weather, higher food costs, and volatility in currency, energy, and commodity prices. More than ever, investments must be made to forge resilient supply chains. With national emergencies declared in several Latin American countries, the coffee rust crisis spreading throughout the region has focused attention on longstanding issues that threaten the long-term viability of smallholder coffee production. The crisis is galvanizing interest across the industry and among policymakers and the international development community to take action. There is opportunity, obligation, and important lessons to be learned from the current roya crisis. The situation demands a swift response that is both responsible and scalable to mitigate immediate effects while also marshaling the entire value chain to combat the underlying...

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