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Title

Can an agricultural 'commodity' be de-commodified, and if so, who is to gain?

Author

Fitter, Robert; Kaplinsky, Raphael

Description

Coffee farmers, generally located in the poorest countries, have suffered in recent years as bean prices are at historically low levels. At the same time, global coffee retail prices are becoming more differentiated as some varieties reflect consumers' discriminating tastes. Farmers gain little from these differentiated prices.

File No

IDS-DP380

Agency

Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Date

Dec-01

Subject(s)

Coffee, Marketing

Pages

37

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