publication . Article . 2017

Environmental-economic benefits and trade-offs on sustainably certified coffee farms

Haggar, Jeremy; Soto, Gabriela; Casanoves, Fernando; de Melo Virginio, Elias;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2017 Journal: Ecological Indicators, volume 79, pages 330-337 (issn: 1470-160X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Abstract Coffee with diverse shade trees is recognized as conserving greater biodiversity than more intensive production methods. Sustainable certification has been proposed as an incentive to conserve shade grown coffee. With 40% of global coffee production certified as sustainable, evidence is needed to demonstrate whether certification supports the environmental benefits of shade coffee. Environmental and economic data were taken from 278 coffee farms in Nicaragua divided between non-certified and five different sustainable certifications. Farms were propensity-score matched by altitude, area of coffee and farmer education to ensure comparability between non-...
Subjects
free text keywords: Organic farming, Investment strategy, Economic data, Incentive, Sustainability, Net profit, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Certification, Shade-grown coffee, Biology, S1
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publication . Article . 2017

Environmental-economic benefits and trade-offs on sustainably certified coffee farms

Haggar, Jeremy; Soto, Gabriela; Casanoves, Fernando; de Melo Virginio, Elias;