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dc.contributor.authorBorrella, Inmaen
dc.contributor.authorMataix, Carlosen
dc.contributor.authorCarrasco-Gallego, Ruthen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-11T13:18:15Z
dc.date.available2016-01-11T13:18:15Z
dc.date.issued01/05/2015en
dc.identifier.citationBorrella, I., Mataix, C. and Carrasco-Gallego, R. (2015) Smallholder Farmers in the Speciality Coffee Industry: Opportunities, Constraints and the Businesses that are Making it Possible. IDS Bulletin 46(3): 29-44en
dc.identifier.issn1759-5436en
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/7721
dc.description.abstractCoffee 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.en
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dc.publisher© 2015 Institute of Development Studiesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS Bulletin Vol. 46 Nos. 3en
dc.rights.urihttp://www.ids.ac.uk/files/dmfile/IDSOpenDocsStandardTermsOfUse.pdfen
dc.titleSmallholder Farmers in the Speciality Coffee Industry: Opportunities, Constraints and the Businesses that are Making it Possibleen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/1759-5436.12142en


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