There is a lack of consensus regarding the classification of cooperatives as resilient organizations, with much of the previous research focusing on financial crises or natural disasters. Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented event on a global scale with far-reaching impacts on social, economic, and political spheres, and examining these effects is still a developing realm within academic research. The relationship between coffee producers and their organizations within the global commodity chains renders such organizations particularly vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19 and government policy interventions. Investigating how coffee cooperatives in Honduras have been operating throughout the COVID-19 pandemic assesses their potential capacity for resilience by examining how they have been impacted and the manners in which they have overcome these challenges. This further allows for an increased understanding of cooperative resilience and ways in which cooperatives’ capital has the potential to impact their resilience.
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