Sustainable living Incomes


A Living Income is defined as “the net annual income required for a household in a particular place to afford a decent standard of living for all members of that household.” Thus, “Elements of a decent standard of living include: food, water, housing, education, healthcare, transport, clothing, and other essential needs including provision for unexpected events.” 

The use of Living Income benchmarks and productivity tools provide a valuable resource for meeting the needs of today's sustainable agricultural production.


The resulting analysis and recommendations benefit both farmers- who gain insight into income optimization, and the coffee industry- who gain a valuable resource in understanding how to optimize production and supply chain efficiency.

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