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How about a cup of coffee?

How can certification labels improve livelihoods and encourage sustainable farming practices? And to what extent can consumer choices influence certification labels and practices? SIANI seminar with Focali member Martin Persson and insights from different certifications.

What Seminar
When Jun 10, 2016 01:00 PM to
Jun 10, 2016 03:00 PM
Where Medelhavmuseet Fredsgatan 2 Stockholm
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Coffee is usually grown in tropical forest areas – places rich in biodiversity which are often home for poor smallholder farmers. Coffee is the second most consumed drink in the world after water; in the production areas it creates high competition for the most fertile farming areas, putting livelihoods and natural resource protection at odds with one another. As a result, binary landscapes with clear cut borders between intensively cultivated farmlands and national parks or reserves are a common sight in coffee producing regions. Being such a highly traded commodity, coffee is also one of the crops that has been at the forefront of different certification schemes, including those that aim to improve livelihoods and promote sustainable farming practices. What opportunities and challenges do certification labels have in terms of reducing the old tensions and promoting multi-purpose land use? What can a landscape perspective offer?

 

PROGRAMME

13:00 - 13:05 Welcoming remarks by Madeleine Fogde, Programme Director, SIANI

 

13:05 - 13:20 Benefits and challenges of certifications schemes–what does research tells us? Martin Persson, Associate Professor, Energy and Environment, Chalmers

 

13:20 -14:05 Insights from different certifications

 

Eva-Lena Rådberg , Quality Manager, Krav

 

Magdalena Streiffert , Secretary General, Fairtrade

 

Nigel Sizer, President, Rainforest Alliance

 

14:05 -15:00 Discussion

 

Louise Ungerth, Consumer organisations in Stockholm

Jakob Lundberg, Head of Policy, We effect

S
ofia Svanh, Communication Manager, Löfbergs lila

 

Monica Sihlén, National Agency for Public Procurement

 

 

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