30 Mar '17, 3pm

From the CK blog Archive: Why Would They Want to be Farmers?

As I prepare to speak on a panel at the World of Coffee event in Dublin next week, I have been thinking about some of the discussions that I attended at the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) expo this past April. The expo featured panel discussions that were opportunities to listen to voices from the sector and understand the issues that are pressing for them. In addition to the environmental concerns that continue to plague many who participated in the expo, there were also many concerns about the human aspects of coffee production: How are workers treated on coffee farms? Is slave labor still rampant in coffee production in some countries? How do we create an environment that encourages transparency in worker treatment on farms? We also heard concern about youth migration, from farmers whose kids have not stayed on farms. In one of the panel discussions that...

Full article: http://www.coffeekids.org/why-would-they-want-to-be-farmers/

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