80% of the world’s coffee farmers live below the poverty line and current prices paid to farmers do not meet farmers’ livelihood needs. Living Income Pricing interrupts farmer poverty by paying prices that close the living income gap for coffee producers.
Bellwether partners with farmers and organizations at origin to collect primary data on cost of production, land size, and productivity to establish Living Income Pricing for coffee. Origin‑specific living income benchmarks are used to establish a minimum price for coffee that supports farmer livelihoods. Bellwether then signs contracts directly with producers based on this new Living Income Pricing.
Long term, paying Living Income Pricing helps close the poverty gap for farmers, ensuring economic stability in the coffeelands.