COMMISSION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL COOPERATION
THREE COUNTRIES WORKING TOGETHER TO PROTECT OUR SHARED ENVIRONMENT
There is mounting evidence that much of the global coffee industry does not consistently meet two basic tests of sustainability: protection of the environment and social fairness. Nevertheless, a growing number of coffee producers, coffee companies and consumers are pioneering efforts to encourage the coffee industry to move toward more environmentally friendly practices and toward more economic and social benefits for producers.
Three categories of coffees attempt to meet some or all of these criteria; they are Organic, Shade Grown and Fair Trade coffees. For the purposes of this survey, these are collectively termed "sustainable coffees".
| Background Note for Participating Experts: Experts Workshop on Shade-Grown Coffee |
Oaxaca, Mexico, 29-30 March 2000
|Biodiversity of Flora and Fauna in Shaded Coffee Systems||05/01/2001|
|Defining Shade Coffee with Bio-Physical Criteria||12/01/2000|
| Environmental and Other Labeling of Coffee: The Role of Mutual Recognition |
Supporting Cooperative Action
| Finca Santa Elena |
A Mexican shade coffee farm
|Land Cover in a Managed Forest Ecosystem: Mexican Shade Coffee||02/12/2004|
|Measuring Consumer Interest in Mexican Shade-grown Coffee:An Assessment of the Canadian, Mexican and||10/19/1999|
|Sustainable Coffee Survey of the North American Specialty Coffee Industry||09/21/2001|
|The Potential Market for Sustainable Coffee in North America||11/30/2001|