27 Jul '17, 2pm

New Research Looks At Incidents Of Sexual Assault On Coffee Farms

The list of issues plaguing coffee farms is not short. Drought, global warming, low prices, the devastating (and possibly evolving) leaf rust—the number of issues affecting production seem never ending. But a new study by the Arctic and Mountain Regions Development Institute (AMRDI) suggests that besides issues affecting crop growth, coffee farms may also have serious problems with sexual violence. The report is the first of AMRDI’s four-part #CoffeeLives program, an initiative “to better determine persistent barriers to health, well-being and climate resilience of coffee farmers under conditions of climate change.” Each of four Policy Briefs underscores new empirical research results that are crucial and often overlooked factors affecting sustainability. Though presented in isolation initially, these themes interact and complicate coffee community sustainability from a ho...

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