I. Introduction
 
The Executive Director presents his compliments and, in order to implement the decisions contained in ICC Resolution 465, requests Members to provide information to assess the impact of the recent low coffee price levels.

International coffee prices have been experiencing a downward trend since November 2016. In order to understand the impact of this trend on different economic and social aspects in your country, please complete the following form and submit it by 21 December 2018 at the latest.

The answers to the survey below will be the basis for the development and implementation of a global communication plan and for engaging consumers, coffee sector stakeholders and the international community on the issue of the economic sustainability of coffee production. Therefore, the answers will enable the Secretariat and ICO Members to advocate for stronger support to the coffee sector from donors and international development institutions.

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II. Scale of the coffee sector in your country

Please provide the most recent estimate of the following information:

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* 1. Area under coffee in production, in hectares:

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* 2. Total number of coffee farms:

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* 3. Average farm size, in hectares:

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* 4. Distribution of farms by size (%):

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* 5. Labour and employment:

(a) Percentage of coffee farms which mainly use family labour (no additional employees are hired during the coffee year):

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* (b) Number of employees in the coffee sector:

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* (c) Out of total employees, what percentage are female?

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* (d) Percentage of coffee farms owned by women:

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* 6. Percentage of farms with the capacity to process coffee cherries after harvesting through to parchment stage (before hulling):

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* 7. Percentage of farms with the capacity to process coffee cherries after parchment stage:

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* 8. Average number of kilogrammes of coffee produced per hectare (kg/ha):

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* 9. Please indicate the percentage of farms for which coffee is the main source of income, 80% of their income or more:

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* 10. Please indicate the percentage of coffee growers who live with less than US$1.90 a day (World Bank's Global Poverty Line):

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* 11. Please indicate the average price paid to growers for 1kg of coffee for the following calendar years, in local currency:

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* 12. Income:

(a) Please indicate the average total annual income of coffee farmers for the following years, in local currency:

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* (b) The average annual income of female coffee farmers compared to male farmers is:

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* If available, please add a quantitative estimate of this difference and a short description of the methodology used:

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* 13. Please indicate the percentage of coffee production that farmers sell directly to:

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III. Impact of downward coffee price trend

The monthly ICO composite price decreased from 145.82 US cents/lb in November 2016 to 98.17 US cents/lb in September 2018.

Please indicate in the following questions if this fall in coffee prices has impacted growers and, if there was an impact, by what percentage (0% to +/-100%) using the sliders below:

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* 15. (a) Have coffee farmers migrated from coffee areas in the last 2 years?

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* (b) If yes, please indicate the percentage of farmers who have migrated from coffee areas:

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* 16. (a) Has the coffee-cultivated area been reduced in the last 2 years as a result of low prices?

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* (b) How much has the coffee-cultivated area been reduced, in percentage?

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* 17. (a) Have farmers invested in other crops instead of coffee in the last 2 years?

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* (b) Proportion of farmers who have invested in other crops instead of coffee:

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* 18. (a) Has investment in coffee plantations decreased in the last 2 years?

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* (b) By what percentage has investment in coffee plantations decreased?

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* 19. (a) Has the average expenditure on fertilizers been reduced by farmers in the last 2 years?

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* (b) How much has the average expenditure on fertilizers been reduced by farmers?

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* 20. (a) Has the average expenditure on pesticides been reduced by farmers in the last 2 years?

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* (b) How much has the average expenditure on pesticides been reduced by farmers?

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* 21. (a) Has the time dedicated by farmers to coffee production and processing decreased in the last two years?

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* (b) By what percentage has the time dedicated by farmers to coffee production and processing decreased?

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* 22. (a) Has the number of on-farm employees been reduced in the last two years?

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* (b) In what proportion has the number of on-farm employees been reduced?

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* 23. (a) Have wages of on-farm coffee employees been reduced in the last two years?

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* (b) How much have wages of on-farm coffee employees been reduced?

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* 24. (a) Has the average annual income of coffee farmers been reduced in the last two years?

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* (b) How much has the average annual income of coffee farmers been reduced?

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* 25. (a) Has the proportion of farmers living with less than US$1.90 a day increased in the last two years?

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* (b) Proportion of farmers living with less than US$1.90 a day increased by:

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* 26. (a) Has the average annual consumption of food been reduced by farmers in the last two years?

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* (b) How much has the average annual consumption of food been reduced by farmers?

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* 27. (a) Has the average annual expenditure on health been reduced by farmers in the last two years?

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* (b) How much has the average annual expenditure on health been reduced by farmers?

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* 28. (a) Has the average annual expenditure on family education been reduced by farmers in the last two years?

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* (b) How much has the average annual expenditure on family education been reduced by farmers?

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IV. Government support – National Coffee Policies for coffee growers


29. Please provide a summary of national coffee policies and mechanisms adopted by the government as emergency relief due to the current period of low coffee prices.

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30. Please provide a summary of other national policies and mechanisms for the development and sustainability of the coffee sector that addresses issues such as: pest and diseases, climate change, other climate-related events, quality, investments in replanting and renovating, employment, gender and youth, incentives, subsidies or tax relief.

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V. Final comments


31. If you would like to add more information on the current situation of the coffee sector in your country, please add your comments below or attach a file with the details.

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