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Research Publications in journals:
Smallholder Farmers in the Speciality Coffee Industry: Opportunities, Constraints and the Businesses that are Making it Possible
Year:2015
Research Areas
  • Social sciences
Information
Abstract
Coffee has traditionally been a commodity product sold in a highly competitive and saturated global market. This lack of product differentiation has made coffee farmers very vulnerable to fluctuating prices. During the last decade, the coffee industry is undergoing a process of decommoditisation, offering an opportunity for farmers to differentiate their coffee in terms of sustainability and quality and to commercialise it more directly. However, smallholder farmers face productivity and transactional constraints that inhibit them from accessing these higher-value market segments. Intermediaries are needed to connect them with this new market. In this article, we present a cross-case study analysis of three ?connective businesses? that are facilitating direct trade relationships between smallholder farmers and speciality coffee roasters.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Ids Bulletin-Institute of Development Studies
ISBN
0265-5012
Impact factor JCR
0,53
Impact info
Cuartil Q2. Datos JCR del año 2014.
Volume
46
10.1111/1759-5436.12142
Journal number
3
From page
29
To page
44
Month
MAYO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Maria Inmaculada Borrella Alonso de la Torre (UPM)
  • Autor: Carlos Mataix Aldeanueva (UPM)
  • Autor: Ruth Carrasco Gallego (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Organizaciones Sostenibles
  • Departamento: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
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