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
$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