Fast Facts on Coffee and Smallholders

Coffee, unlike most crops has the potential to transition smallholders from subsistence living to a sustainable farming enterprises. 

25 million smallholders produce 80% of the world’s coffee

6.2 million tons of coffee were exported last year from developing countries

1.6 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide every day

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$80 billion is generated by the coffee industry.

8-12 = Number of family members live together in small houses often without water or power

3-4 hectares = the average size of a smallholder farm