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Brazilian coffee farmers look to move up market

Geoff Riley

2nd October 2015

Development economics students - please read this article! A group of Brazilian farmers are trying to make their product less vulnerable to volatile global coffee prices by taking their coffee up market and developing a premium brand. It is a classic but timely tale of the importance of value added in raising revenues from the output of a key agricultural sector and a great contextual example to use when discussing the Prebisch Singer hypothesis, terms of trade and many other development issues.

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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