Toxic Chemicals & Health: Farming & Organic Foods: In Depth: Report

Coffee, Conservation, and Commerce in the Western Hemisphere
How Individuals and Institutions Can Promote Ecologically Sound Farming and Forest Management in Northern Latin America

This report is a joint effort of the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. It represents the second in a series of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center's White Papers.

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Coffee: A Key Ingredient to Economies in Northern Latin America
Chapter 3: Transforming the Physical and Economic Landscape of Coffee
Chapter 4: Environmental Dimensions of Coffee Production
Chapter 5: Marketplace Actions for Sustainable Coffee
Chapter 6: Policy Support: Governments and International Institutions
Chapter 7: Tables
Report Credits and Acknowledgments

Table 1: Coffee Area as a Function of Tech. Level in Selected Countries of N. Latin America
Table 2: Coffee Production Since 1950 in Northern Latin America
Table 3: Relationship Between Arable Land, Permanent Cropland, and Coffee Area, 1990
Table 4: Coffee's Contribution to Total Exports (in trade value) in N. Latin America, 1965-1993
Table 5: Number of Farms and Small Producers in Coffee
Table 6: 1983 NRDC Analysis of Green Coffee Beans for Pesticide Residue Detection

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