IDH convenes a multi-stakeholder platform across the coffee sector, bringing together a range of industry players in a precompetitive environment. This is a global partnership model that has the potential to bring sustainable coffee production to scale, and to improve the livelihoods of millions of coffee farmers worldwide.
Working alongside partners from industry and trade, from governments, NGOs and standard-setting organizations across the sector, we promote an approach that is both collaborative and bottom-up. We focus on applying local experience gained from field-level projects to the whole global sector – aiming to create a favorable environment for all key players, and to align investments in producer support programs.
This emphasis on sector alignment, innovation, and local knowledge is reflected in our broad public-private partnership agenda. We believe that collaboration at every level offers the best means of embedding socially and environmentally friendly practices into the global supply chain. This in turn offers the best means of meeting the rising global demand for coffee on a sustainable basis, and helping 4.3 million coffee producing families across the globe to become more resilient.
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9 members’ of The Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance have applied shared social and environmental principles across their loan portfolios. This encompasses roughly $600 million to businesses providing services to 2 million smallholder farmers in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
By signing cooperation with the Global Coffee Platform (GCP), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Coöperation and Development (BMZ) demonstrate their long-term commitment to positively impacting the livelihoods of coffee farming communities and their ecosystems, and ultimately foster a sustainable, thriving coffee sector.
After almost 7 years co-leading IDH as Executive Board member, Ted van der Put decided to rebalance his work and life in a more sustainable way and step back from IDH’s Executive Board. Per January 1st 2017 he will be succeeded by Steven Collet.
Bringing together key stakeholders in coffee to accelerate sustainable change and improve the livelihoods of coffee farmers
|Shared Learning from Field Level Projects in Vietnam||Report||2017|
|Shared Learning from Field Level Projects in Indonesia||Report||2017|
|Shared Learning from Field Level Projects in Colombia||Report||2017|
|National Coffee Platforms: Public / Private Alignment for a Sustainable Coffee Sector||Learning Study||2016|
|Service Delivery Models: Insights for continuous improvement and farm impact||Learning Study||2016|
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Coffee: Helping 4.3 million coffee producing families become more resilient by 2020