International Coffee Agreement 2007: An Instrument for Building a Sustainable Coffee Economy

By Jason Potts, Jason Potts on December 12, 2008
This report notes a shift in the scope of sustainability and sustainable expansion in the International Coffee Agreement 2007, from being one issue in the global coffee industry to a broad guiding principle that informs the entire Agreement. This broader focus on sustainability could result in expanded industry opportunities for: participatory governance; market information and statistics about an increasingly differentiated coffee market; capacity-building and technical assistance; and improved access to finance and credit. The report outlines a series of steps for moving from the conceptual commitments made in the new ICA to a proactive and practical agenda for securing the sustainability of the global coffee economy.

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IISD, 2008