Confronting the Coffee Crisis: Fair Trade, Sustainable Livelihoods and Ecosystems in Mexico and Central America

Confronting the Coffee Crisis: Fair Trade, Sustainable Livelihoods and Ecosystems in Mexico and Central America

by Christopher M Bacon
     
 

Combining interdisciplinary research with case- study analysis at scales ranging from the local to the global, Confronting the Coffee Crisis reveals the promise and the perils of efforts to create a more sustainable coffee industrySee more details below

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Combining interdisciplinary research with case- study analysis at scales ranging from the local to the global, Confronting the Coffee Crisis reveals the promise and the perils of efforts to create a more sustainable coffee industry

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262524803
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
02/29/2008
Series:
Food, Health, and the Environment
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Foreword   Robert Gottlieb     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Context and Analytical Framework
The International Coffee Crisis: A Review of the Issues   David Goodman     3
Agroecological Foundations for Designing Sustainable Coffee Agroecosystems   Stephen R. Gliessmann     27
The Roots of the Coffee Crisis   Seth Petchers   Shayna Harris     43
Ecological and Social Dimensions of Producers' Responses
Coffee-Production Strategies in a Changing Rural Landscape: A Case Study in Central Veracruz, Mexico   Laura Trujillo     69
The Benefits and Sustainability of Organic Farming by Peasant Coffee Farmers in Chiapas, Mexico   Maria Elena Martinez-Torres     99
A Grower Typology Approach to Assessing the Environmental Impact of Coffee Farming in Veracruz, Mexico   Carlos Guadarrama-Zugasti     127
Confronting the Coffee Crisis: Can Fair Trade, Organic, and Specialty Coffees Reduce the Vulnerability of Small-Scale Farmers in Northern Nicaragua?   Christopher M. Bacon     155
Coffee Agroforestry in the Aftermath of Modernization: Diversified Production and Livelihood Strategies in Post-Reform Nicaragua   Silke Mason Westphal     179
Farmers' Livelihoods and Biodiversity Conservation in a Coffee Landscape of El Salvador   V. Ernesto Mendez     207
Alternative South-North Networks and Markets
Social Dimensions of Organic Coffee Production in Mexico: Lessons for Eco-Labeling Initiatives   David B. Bray   Jose Luis Plaza Sanchez   Ellen Contreras Murphy     237
Serve and Certify: Paradoxes of Service Work in Organic Coffee Certification   Tad Mutersbaugh     261
Organic and Social Certifications: Recent Developments from the Global Regulators   Sasha Courville     289
From Differentiated Coffee Markets toward Alternative Trade and Knowledge Networks   Roberta Jaffe   Christopher M. Bacon     311
Cultivating Sustainable Coffee: Persistent Paradoxes   Christopher M. Bacon   V. Ernesto Mendez   Jonathan A. Fox     337
About the Contributors     373
Index     377

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