GROWING FOR PROSPERITY
The Coffee Development Report 2019 (CDR19) is the first issue of the new economic flagship publication of the ICO, ‘Growing for Prosperity: Economic viability as the catalyst for a sustainable coffee sector’.
This year’s report – providing an analytical underpinning to the Structured Sector-Wide Dialogue, a process initiated by the ICO as part of the implementation of Resolution 465 – presents an in-depth analysis of the root causes and impact of the coffee price levels and volatility. It contains an independent assessment of 50 possible actions to address the economic challenges and foster the long-term sustainability of the coffee sector.
This first Coffee Development Report is based on analysis of ICO data and information from external sources and seeks to offer a framework to capture the complex nature of the coffee market. It builds on and complements other ICO studies, as well as drawing on the outcomes of the structured sector-wide dialogue in which 80 experts and 2,000 participants were involved in five consultative events organised by the ICO in Nairobi, at the United Nations in New York City, in Rome at the EXCO Development Expo and at the European Commission in Brussels.
Through rigorous quantitative analysis, the relationship between coffee farming and socio-economic indicators such as poverty and food security is examined. The solutions identified seek to address low price levels and price volatility in order to meet the long-term sustainability goals set out in the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.