Speaker at 2017 Re:Co Symposium in Seattle

On April 19, 2017 Ruth Ann Church was a speaker at Re:Co Symposium on the topic of “Determinants of Farmer Investment in Coffee: Finding a Path to Sustainable Growth in Rwanda.”  She shared the story of the research team she was part of at Michigan State University that has supported policy change on the low farm-gate price scenario in Rwanda. With data on cost of production, gross margins, incentives and capacity, the team was able to arm decision-makers for tough price negotiations for 2017.