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The coffee paradox : global markets, commodity trade, and the elusive promise of development

Author: Benoît Daviron; Stefano Ponte; Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (Ede, Netherlands)
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books in association with the CTA ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
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This book recasts the so-called coffee paradox - the coexistence of a?coffee boom? in consuming countries and of a?coffee crisis? in producing countries. While coffee bar chains have expanded rapidly in consuming countries, international coffee prices have fallen dramatically and producers receive the lowest prices in decades. The paradox exists because what farmers sell and what consumers buy are  Read more...
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Daviron, Benoît.
Coffee paradox.
London ; New York : Zed Books in association with the CTA ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, 2005
(DLC) 2005050700
(OCoLC)60589233
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benoît Daviron; Stefano Ponte; Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (Ede, Netherlands)
ISBN: 9781848130593 1848130597 1281215600 9781281215604
OCLC Number: 654585916
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 295 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Tables, figures and boxes; Abbreviations; Preface; 1. Commodity trade, development and global value chains; 2. What's in a cup? Coffee from bean to brew; 3. Who calls the shots? Regulation and governance; 4. Is this any good? Material and symbolic production of coffee quality; 5. For whose benefit? 'Sustainable' coffee initiatives; 6. Value chains or values changed?; 7. A way forward; References; Index.
Responsibility: Benoit Daviron and Stefano Ponte.

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The global coffee chain is currently characterized by a paradoxical coexistence of a 'coffee boom' in consuming countries and a 'coffee crisis' in producing countries. This book shows that the  Read more...

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