National Coffee Platforms: Public / Private Alignment for a Sustainable Coffee Sector

Strengthening the farmer’s voice in coffee producing countries through public / private dialogue and national representation.

Just a few short years ago, the coffee sector lacked a clear collective developmental vision. There were few examples of collaborations that lead to a collective action that really benefited the farmer. For real systemic change in the way coffee production was organized at a country level, structured public/private dialogue forums were needed.

The Global Coffee Platform has therefore supported National Coffee Platforms; to develop trust or dialogue in platfroms that have already existed, or helped to create conditions in which growth can be accelerated or strengthened. In cases where there was no formal platform, the GCP has helped to create one.

In this report the national public/private framework of six countries: Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Tanzania, Uganda, and Vietnam is presented as case studies. Showcasing the countries ability to foster dialogue between public and private sectors.

Report available for download here: National Coffee Platforms: Public / Private Alignment for a Sustainable Coffee Sector

With National Coffee Platforms in place, countries have the potential to access shared tools and resources, which can influence the ability of smallholder coffee farmers to produce coffee in a way that is more beneficial to themselves, their communities, the environment, and the economy. They provide a pathway to a more prosperous coffee sector—a sector that produces the quality and quantity of coffee necessary to create a self-supporting, high-yield industry. A sector that grows and sells ethical, excellent coffee in a way that protects national resources as well as the livelihoods of farmers.

For more information contact:

Global Coffee Platform

Gillian Evans:

Twitter: @GCPcoffee


The Global Coffee Platform is a network of over 300 large and small coffee stakeholders in the coffee sector that have bundled their power, knowledge and network to achieve a thriving and sustainable coffee, tackle together the issues most important to the future of coffee. Ultimately creating greater impact on the ecosystems and livelihoods that support coffee farming communities around the world.