There are over one million acres under Coffee plantation in India, providing employment for over a million workers. The domestic market is experiencing rapid year-on-year growth and urban India has embraced coffee chains and café culture.
Connecting with consumers and producers...
At the core of our initiative is a partnership with Karnataka Growers Federation. Who are those at the bottom of the pyramid who are feeling the effects of climate destabilization without always the means to adapt to them.
Walking for Climate Justice
CSM's Pushpanath Krishnamurthy with Karnataka Growers Federation walked through the Karnataka's coffee heartland, the Western Ghats, to raise awareness of climate change and its effect on India's people and environment.
At a more global level, we are planning action research that will look at trends and best practice in the coffee economy worldwide. Through this we hope to learn from like-minded efforts and build convergence for a sector that can fit into a more sustainable economy of the future.
CSM has recently commissioned the globally recognised Pavan Sukhdev's research consultancy, GIST to conduct pioneering work into the ecosystem value and benefits of the coffee sector in India. We have partnered with the Forestry College Kodagu, situated within the Western Ghats. It is a unique partnership from a local mass based farmers organisation, a front line research college in the coffee land with a globally recognised organisation.
This initiative on sustainable coffee and its role in biodiversity has received some seed funding from India's largest coffee retailer, Cafe Coffee Day.
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