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292. The coffee and water learning agenda

Earlier this week, I suggested that there is a coffee-water paradox in the coffeelands.  Any effort to foster a sustainable solution must begin by answering the following four questions:

  1. How much does coffee wastewater contribute to water pollution in Central America?
  2. What are the best technologies available to reduce coffee’s water footprint?
  3. What are they key barriers to adopting effective technologies?
  4. What are the public and private mechanisms that can help overcome these barriers?

More in the coming weeks about what we think we may already know about each, and what we still need to learn.


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