27 Aug '16, 2pm

Key recommendations from the #SCAA’s Blueprint for Water Security in the Coffeelands via @DailyCoffeeNews https://t.co/mRyqK4SapC

Every year since 2012 the World Economic Forum has rated water crises within the top 3 global risks in terms of impact on society and economic development. Water scarcity and declining water quality have generated supply risk, reputational risk, and regulatory risk for buyers of agricultural products. The coffee industry is no exception. Going forward, the definition of “sustainability” for the specialty coffee industry must ensure that coffee production and processing do not threaten local water security. Where coffee is grown, it often dominates rural landscapes. Coffee farms, small and large, shape the ecology of entire regions — vegetation, the streams, and even roads are influenced by coffee production practices.

Full article: http://dailycoffeenews.com/2016/08/24/key-recommendations...

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