Fernando Rodriguez-Camayo

Research themes
  • Agriculture, land use, climate change
Funding institutions

Alliance Biodiversity and International Center for Tropical Agriculture - CIAT

Thesis title

How can food security and resilience to climate change of smallholders be addressed in specialty coffee value chains? The case of the dry corridor in Honduras.

Thesis abstract

Despite selling green coffee to international specialty coffee markets such as certified and high quality, small coffee farmers are often poor and food insecure. This might be partially explained by power relations between buyers and suppliers, but also livelihoods’ vulnerability to climate change might play a large role.

As part of the efforts to improve the sustainability of coffee production, the coffee sector is working towards extensive adoption of agronomic techniques (e.g., climate-smart practices), neglecting the farmers' livelihoods and food security.

In this study is focus on how the different coffee value chain actors understand, negotiate and can address farmers' food security while enhancing resilience coffee-producing system to climate change. The research is based on a mixed-methods approach, combining quantitative survey data with qualitative research based on interviews.


Doctoral research funded by

Alliance Biodiversity and International Center for Tropical Agriculture - CIAT

Supervisors of
doctoral work

Prof. Dr. Christian Borgemeister

Prof. Dr. Julian Ramirez-Villegas


Advisor at ZEF

Dr. Tina Beuchelt

Dr. Mark Lundy


Abbott, P.C., Benjamin, T.J., Burniske, G.R., Croft, M.M., Fenton, M., Kelly, C.R., Lundy, M., Rodriguez Camayo, F., Wilcox M.D..  2018.  An analysis of the supply chain of cacao in Colombia..  Review


Rodríguez-Camayo, F; Lundy, M; Sheridan, M; Eitzinger, A; González, C; Montenegro, A; Ramírez-Villegas, J..  2015.  Planificación en zonas de conflicto y pos-conflicto. Caso Nariño, Colombia.  Review


Lundy, Mark; Amrein, Alexandra; Hurtado, Jhon Jairo; Becx, Gertjan; Zamierowski, Nancy; Rodriguez, Fernando; Mosquera, Erika Eliana..  2014.  LINK methodology: a participatory guide to business models that link smallholders to markets. Version 2.0..  Review


Graefe, Sophie; Dufour, Dominique L.; Van Zonneveld, Maarten; Rodriguez, Fernando; Gonzalez, Alonso.  2013.  Peach palm (Bactris gasipaes) in tropical Latin America: implications for biodiversity conservation, natural resource management and human nutrition.  Biodiversity and Conservation, 22   : 269 - 300   . (Open Access)   Review


Lundy, M., Bexc, G., Rodriguez Camayo, F., Oberthur, T..  2012.  Business models for quality coffee.  In: T. Oberthur, P. Läderach, H.A. J. Pohlan and J. Cock (eds.): Specialty Coffee: Managing Quality. <a href="http://seap.ipni.net" target="_blank">http://seap.ipni.net</a>.   Review


Castañeda, Nora Patricia; Rodriguez, Fernando & Lundy, Mark..  2011.  Assessment of Haitian Mango Value Chain..  Review
Rodriguez, Fernando; Castañeda, Nora Patricia & Lundy, Mark..  2011.  Assessment of Haitian Coffee Value Chain..  Review


Rodriguez F, Graefe S, Giraldo A, Dufour D, Gonzalez A.  2009.  Food security, income generation and natural resource management of Afro-Colombian communities from the Pacific region through Access to markets: the case of peach palm.  Review

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Ecology and Natural Resources Management