Coffee Socio-Economics and Extension

Coffee Socio-economics and Extension research division should address the following core areas:

  • Value chain: development and analysis
  • Specialty and sustainable coffee market: Fair trade, organic, 4C, UTZ, Rainforest Alliance
  • Consumer behavior (consumption, human diet, nutrition and health)
  • Efficiency of sustainable coffee production
  • Coffee production and food security
  • coffee extension and communication 
  • Environmental, ecological and resource economics
  • Economics of climate change on coffee production, trade, consumption
  • Impact study: adoption, intervention and technology
  • International coffee trade
  • Policy issues regarding national and global coffee value chain
  • Economic modeling