Publications

Our experts analyze commodities markets across sectors to determine standard-compliant consumption and production trends, their opportunities and challenges for sustainable development, and more. Our pieces of analysis range from commentaries to policy briefs to reports.

Commodity Reports |

Global Market Report: Cocoa

Western Europe and developing economies in Asia are driving demand for cocoa but farm risks may affect supply in the long-term.

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Commodity Reports |

Global Market Report: Coffee

Voluntary sustainability standard-compliant coffee production is increasing at a higher rate than the overall sector, with significant growth coming from least-developed countries.

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Commentaries |

Should Farmers Who Follow Sustainable Practices Be Rewarded?

Ensuring certification reaps rewards: the case of a Rwandan coffee cooperative. Participating in certification programs and meeting sustainability standards can have valuable benefits for smallholder farmers and fulfil environmental and social objectives. But what happens when, despite the time a...

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Commentaries |

Do Voluntary Standards Actually Stop Biodiversity Loss?

The demand and supply of standard-compliant products has grown significantly over the last two decades, with over 400 voluntary sustainability standards (VSSs) operating across the planet. How can VSS organizations contribute to policy-making on biodiversity protection?

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