Origin Performance & Risk Report: Colombia
The Rainforest Alliance and partners have worked in coffee for nearly four decades. While there are still challenges in the sector, we’ve also seen great improvements. In Colombia, the vast majority of coffee producers are smallholders, many with less than one hectare of land. Limited land size and economic opportunity make it very challenging to earn a living income, which is further complicated by the economics of coffee production. Climate change presents new threats, especially in high altitudes of the Andes; deforestation is also a continuing risk.
We believe it is important to measure and monitor these key trends to provide a snapshot of what’s happening and where support is needed. Our report includes data from Rainforest Alliance projects and certification with context from external research and observation from Rainforest Alliance experts. We provide this information in a short, simple, and data-packed report for everyone in our alliance to use.