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Coping with the Coffee Crisis

An Analysis of the Production and Marketing Performance of Coffee Farmers in Costa Rica


Meike Wollni

Contents: The international coffee market and the coffee crisis – Structure and performance of the Costa Rican coffee sector – Conceptual framework for analyzing farmers’ performance and decision-making – Socioeconomic impacts of the crisis – Farmers’ participation in specialty markets and the effect on producer prices – Technical efficiency in coffee production – Policy and research implications.