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Opportunities in sustainable improved coffee trade : presenting water challenges in production and role the Dutch importer plays

Dsouza, Sarette (2019) Opportunities in sustainable improved coffee trade : presenting water challenges in production and role the Dutch importer plays.

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Abstract:India has risen as the seventh biggest coffee producer internationally. This study investigates the sustainability challenges of using water efficiently during coffee production in India. The production of coffee uses considerable quantities of water and can adversely affect areas where water is scarce. A challenge facing the community in developing countries is the inevitable increase in urbanization and population growth and the increase in the water needed to sustain the population. The present research explores the possibility of the role the Dutch importers, Government and NGO’s play in influencing a more sustainable and improved coffee trade and the role they can play for an Indian farmer to reduce water use. In this thesis, we analyse current practices and address the challenges faced with respect to the water footprint of coffee. We also examine socio-economic issues, like availability of water in India and its use in the production of coffee.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Clients:
Unknown organization, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:43 environmental science
Programme:Environmental and Energy Management MSc (69319)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/79557
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