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Published on Nov 14, 2013
Coffee-roasting companies in Europe and the US are becoming increasingly interested in the carbon footprint of their commodity. Some of them seek an opportunity to reduce carbon emissions in their value chain.
Max Havelaar participates in the design of climate neutral coffee value chain project that offers Ethiopian coffee farmers the possibility to generate carbon credits. The Southwest of Ethiopia's the region where Cafea Arabica originates and where wild coffee still grows in the forest.
The area is very much under pressure because of deforestation, as the coffee farmers need wood in order to cook their food. The project aims at setting up a REDD+ initiative and introducing renewable energy possibilities for cooking to diminish pressure on the forest.