2022 Risks Across Cocoa, Sugar, and Coffee: Global Growing Conditions and Climate

19 May 2022 | 2:00 PM

2022 Risks Across Cocoa, Sugar, and Coffee: Global Growing Conditions and Climate

Crops like cocoa, coffee, and sugar where global production is concentrated in a few small regions are increasingly being affected by changes in climate and weather. West Africa’s cocoa belt is experiencing greater bouts of dry weather and potentially faces long-term displacement. Similarly, coffee-growing areas of Brazil have seen increased rainfall variability. Recent droughts have driven significant inflation for food producers in the US, and future planning and sourcing decisions must consider the impact presented by climate change.

Join us Thursday, May 19, 10-11 AM EST as we evaluate growing conditions for the major soft commodities in 2022, and the implications for prices and availability for this year and beyond using the Gro Intelligence Climate Risk Navigator for Agriculture and the Gro Drought Index.


Jonathan Haines
Senior Research Analyst
Jon has been working in agricultural commodities trading and research for the past 14 years, covering both grains and softs. Before joining Gro, he served as a portfolio manager at Jamison Capital Partners where he was responsible for the firm’s agriculture trading strategy. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and is a CFA charterholder.
Sylwia Padiasek
Senior Research Analyst
Sylwia Padiasek focuses on coffee research and soft commodities. Sylwia joined Gro after working in specialty coffee procurement in New York, where she focused on transparent, sustainable, mutually beneficial and fair trade relationships within the full supply chain. She’s a CQI Certified Arabica Q-grader. She holds a MSc. in Sustainability in Agriculture from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna and a B.Eng. in Food Technology from Warsaw University of Life Sciences.
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