Digital Coffee Future (DCF) has announced that it will host the Coffee Pricing and Technology Summit: Trends, Margins and the Wage Gap. The online event will take place on October 25-26 and will bring together speakers from around the world and from all links in the coffee value chain.
The summit will include panels and lectures on topics such as market and pricing trends, and their impact on the raw materials and specialty sectors, the intersection of living income, costs of production and technology sustainable, and the role of technology in the dissemination of price information. Topics will also include how improving coffee quality can be a route to higher economic value, by-products and their contribution to farmers’ income, and lessons learned from other value chains.
In partnership with Fairtrade International, International Trade Center, M-Cultivo and Algrano, the summit will also feature technical presentations and virtual networking opportunities.
Guest speakers will include Karl Wienhold, consultant and doctoral researcher at the University of Lisbon; Geoff Wa^s of Azahar Coffee Company; Sara Morocchi of VUNA Origin Consulting and Amanda Eastwood of M-Cultivo.
According to DCF, price dynamics have a significant impact on stakeholders throughout the coffee supply chain. Beyond the unequal distribution of economic value among players, factors such as weather events, yield projections, global inflation and interest rates exacerbate the challenges they already face due to fluctuations market prices.
While the debate over coffee prices is not new within the industry, it rarely includes a discussion of how – and if – technology can play a role in mitigating the challenges that arise from their instability and their unsustainability. The Summit aims to address these questions.
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