New ICO study: Assessing the economic sustainability of coffee growing

19 October 2016

New research by the ICO shows that coffee farmers in selected countries are operating at a loss and that coffee growing is becoming less profitable over time. This new study assesses the cost structure of coffee production in selected countries (Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, and El Salvador), and derives recommendations on how to improve the economic viability of coffee production.
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(US cents/lb)  19/10/2017
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Brazilian Naturals 125.66 +2.1%
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