28 Sep '15, 3pm

Perspectives on PRM: ‘Risk Management is Everyone’s Business’

As I started to learn about price risk management, I recognized that there are lots of folks who have been working on this topic and who are trying to provide cooperatives and farmers tools to be able to deal with market volatility. My goal was to start a discussion with various points of view — with traders, producers, cooperatives, NGOs and certifiers — with the goal of trying to demystify this topic. The first interview is with Ed Canty, former lead coffee buyer at Keurig Green Mountain , who is currently running his own consulting business. Ed was the Fair Trade coffee buyer at KGM when he got serious about finding ways to incorporate price risk management (PRM) strategies for the coops he bought from. The following is a condensed and paraphrased conversation from our last few phone calls.

Full article: http://dailycoffeenews.com/2015/09/28/perspectives-on-prm...

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