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Climate change and labor migration have serious implications up and down the coffee value stream. The availability and quality of specialty coffee depend on addressing these issues directly and quickly. In this presentation, a research team from the University of California, Davis discusses the interconnected nature of climate change, labor migration, and the success and sustainability of the coffee industry using the results of their mixed-methods research on the topic in Guatemala.

Presented By:
Lisa Artuso
Graduate Student Researcher, University of California, Davis

Evie Smith
PhD Student, University of California, Davis
Fri, May 1, 2020 · 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (GMT -4:00)
Lisa Artuso
Graduate Student Researcher
Lisa is a graduate student in the International Agricultural Development MSc program at the University of California, Davis. Prior to her current studies, she implemented USAID programs in agricultural development in East and West Africa and East Asia. Currently, Lisa is a is a teaching assistant for a course on the global coffee value chain called “Just Coffee.” Her research is an interdisciplinary collaboration on climate change mitigation strategies and farmer decision making in Guatemala, where she draws on her dual degree in Political Science and International Affairs that she received from Gordon College in Massachusetts.
Evie Smith
PhD Student
Evie Smith is a master's student in Horticulture and Agronomy at the University of California, Davis. She holds an MSc degree in International Agricultural Development from UC Davis and BSc degrees in Agronomy and Horticulture from Auburn University. She is part of the development and teaching team for UC Davis ‘Just’ Coffee course, which provides students with a multidisciplinary overview of the coffee industry.