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Three decades of deforestation in southwest Sumatra: effects of coffee prices, law enforcement and rural poverty. 2009. D. L. A. Gaveau, M. Linkie, Suyadi, P. Levang, and N. Leader-Williams. Biological Conservation 142:597-605 . I’ve written in the past about Sumatra’s…

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Revised on November 14, 2019

Biodiversity conservation, yield, and alternate products in coffee agrosystems in Sumatra, Indonesia.

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Revised on November 14, 2019

Nearly a year ago, I wrote a post discussing a World Wildlife Fund report revealing that robusta coffee was being illegally grown in southern Sumatra, with most being purchased by large coffee producers such as Kraft and Nestlé (press release…

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Revised on November 14, 2019

In an article in an Indonesian newspaper, Nestlé and Starbucks both responded to the report that they had been purchasing robusta coffee beans illegally grown in a Sumatran national park in Lampung province. Nestlé A spokesman for Nestlé Indonesia made…

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Revised on December 9, 2018

In a well-investigated and detailed report (pdf) released yesterday, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) revealed that robusta coffee is being illegally grown in southern Sumatra, with most being purchased by large coffee producers such as Kraft and Nestlé.

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Revised on December 13, 2019

Covering the period while the blog was on hiatus, including updates on water and coffee, illegal coffee growing in Indonesia, toads, and borer research.

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Revised on November 14, 2019