Research Webinar 30: Do private coffee standards ‘walk the talk’ in improving socio-economic and environmental sustainability?

Research Webinar 30: Do private coffee standards ‘walk the talk’ in improving socio-economic and environmental sustainability?

<p>Private sustainability standards raise expectations among consumers about the economic, ethical and environmental implications of food production and trade; and attract donor funding to certification schemes. The sustainability impact of standards remains unclear as research focuses on either economic or environmental implications. In this webinar, Koen Vanderhaegen (KU Leuven)&nbsp;presents the learnings from a research on both the socio-economic and environmental impacts of coffee standards in Uganda. The analysis is based on a unique combination of economic survey&nbsp;data and ecological field inventory data from a sample of certified and noncertified coffee farms.</p>