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.
The Global Coffee Platform (the GCP)
IDH supports, with others, the Global Coffee Platform, a multi-stakeholder platform in which farmer cooperatives, roasters, brands, traders and civil society groups work together to create alignment and accelerate sustainability in the coffee sector. An integral part of the Global Coffee Platform are the National Coffee Platform structures, public/private forums for dialogue. These platfroms are located in coffee producing regions around the world, creating an environment in which common goals and visions are reached by both the public and private sector.
To align with governmental bodies and others outside the GCP, Vision 2020 was established with the International Coffee Organization. Vision 2020 is an inclusive platform through which producing country government policies, visions and ideas can be shaped into actionand implemented through the Global Coffee Platform.
Watch a video about the Coffee Platform and Vision 2020
Reducing global poverty and improving food security is largely dependent on smallholder farmers becoming more productive. They must do so, however, in the face of new challenges caused by climate change, including devastating crop loss and increased droughts.
The Global Coffee Platform has released a new report, which showcases the growth of National Coffee Platform in the producing countries of Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Uganda and Vietnam.
The report compiles information on the sustainability initiatives of more than 80 stakeholders throughout the coffee sector.
|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|
|From Smallholder to Small Business||Learning Study||2016|
|Sustainable Coffee as a Family Business||Tool kit||2015|
Coffee: Helping 4.3 million coffee producing families become more resilient by 2020