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Policy influence as a pathway to impact

Nearly a year ago, I published this reflection on the importance of public policy in shaping outcomes for coffee supply chain actors.  Policies at origin and in the marketplace are a primary determinant of who participates in the coffee trade and how.  And yet, efforts to influence policy are often beyond the scope of projects […]

For the final (for now…) Price Risk Management conversation, I wanted to go in a different direction.  So far we have heard about a PRM perspective for cooperatives, estates, small farms and from the exporter.  Our conversation today is with someone who really understands the mechanics of how price insurance and hedging with futures work.  […]

My personal New Year’s Resolutions for 2016 come straight from the top: Pope Francis wants me to be irksome and make a ruckus.