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

Christopher M Bacon, V. Ernesto Mendez, Stephen R Gliessman, David Goodman, and Jonathan A Fox (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026338
eISBN:
9780262267526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026338.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Our morning cups of coffee connect us to a global industry and, also, to an export crisis in the tropics that is destroying livelihoods, undermining the cohesion of families and communities, and ... More


Social Dimensions of Organic Coffee Production in Mexico: Lessons for Eco-Labeling Initiatives

David B. Bray, José Luis Plaza Sanchez, and Ellen Contreras Murphy

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026338
eISBN:
9780262267526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026338.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on analyzing the pros and cons of producing certified organic coffee in the context of social justice and biodiversity conservation, as revealed in the case study in Chiapas, ... More


Confronting the Coffee Crisis: Can Fair Trade, Organic, and Specialty Coffees Reduce the Vulnerability of Small-Scale Farmers in Northern Nicaragua?

Christopher M. Bacon

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026338
eISBN:
9780262267526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026338.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines the impact of the decrease in coffee commodity prices, along with changes in the global coffee market, on northern Nicaragua’s small-scale coffee farmers. It discusses changes ... More


Serve and Certify: Paradoxes of Service Work in Organic Coffee Certification

Tad Mutersbaugh

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026338
eISBN:
9780262267526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026338.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines the paradoxical effects of transnational organic coffee certification processes on service workers in Oaxaca, Mexico. It focuses on the service workers’ role of accommodating ... More


The International Coffee Crisis: A Review of the Issues

David Goodman

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026338
eISBN:
9780262267526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026338.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter details the decrease in coffee export earnings and coffee producer cooperatives’ efforts to gain access to international networks through mobilization for organic coffee and Fair Trade. ... More


From Differentiated Coffee Markets toward Alternative Trade and Knowledge Networks

Roberta Jaffe and Christopher M. Bacon

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

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026338
eISBN:
9780262267526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026338.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chpater presents a case study focusing on the Community Agroecology Network (CAN), an organization started by the United States and Mesoamerica’s activists, whose effort is to create an ... More


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