Research Webinar 28: Evaluation of the early impacts of sustainability standards on smallholder coffee farming households in Indonesia.

In this webinar, the results at the mid-point of a 5-year mixed methods study that considers the impacts and perceptions of certification-linked sustainability programs and market access in smallholder coffee value chains in the southern regions of Sumatra, Indonesia will be presented. Quantitative aspects of the project create evidence for the impact of such programs at household level, in connection with theory of change, and parsing out impact pathways. Qualitative aspects of the project provide insights from ethnographic case studies at village level, broader processes of rural development and poverty alleviation, and a larger-sample study of farmer perceptions of sustainability programs across a number of exporters and geographies.