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Calculating A Fair Deal For Brazil’s Coffee Farmers

by Christin VanZant last modified Mar 16, 2017 04:52 PM
Contributors: Forest Stewardship Councel
Brazilian coffee farmers earn a wage that keeps them above the poverty line, but still just below the region’s living wage benchmark, a new report has found.


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Produced by the Global Living Wage Coalition, the report was commissioned to examine the living wage in the coffee sector in the Southern and Southwestern mesoregion in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, which accounts for 24 per cent of Brazil’s coffee production. It calculates a living wage for permanent wage workers on coffee farms within this region, which can be applied to any worker living in urban areas within the same region.



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