The Global Coffee Platform (GCP) is the leading facilitator of the coffee sector’s journey towards sustainability. The GCP improves the livelihoods, ecosystems and resilience of coffee farming communities and the sector as a whole by enabling producers, international roasters, governments, traders, and NGOs to align and multiply their efforts and investments, collectively act on local priorities and critical issues, and grow and scale successful sustainability initiatives across the coffee world.
The GCP works by a bottom up approach, uniting both public and private sector actors to create a common vision on the most critical sustainability challenges at a producing country level and feeding these national priorities into a global agenda. The GCP then offers all coffee stakeholders, large and small, the opportunity to engage in this global agenda through Collective Action Networks. Addressing the most pressing challenges, these coordinated groups aim to improve the effectiveness of sustainability programs and contribute to greater impact on the livelihoods of coffee farming communities and the natural environment of coffee production areas around the world.
The Global Agenda:
The coffee sector is entering a new era where sustainability is a shared responsibility. With the aim to prevent duplication or short-term projects developed in isolation, the Global Coffee Platform believes that only through working together under a common vision and commitment will they see greater impact in the resilience and livelihoods of coffee farming communities around the world.
By engaging with all stakeholders in the coffee sector, whether small, medium or large, a global agenda is formed with farmers at its core. This global agenda is the voice of the coffee community and all members of the Global Coffee Platform can contribute, shape and participate in achieving this global vision. As a result, members of the Global Coffee Platform can:
-Contribute to and harvest greater impact at farm level through aligned programs
-Participate in strategy development and implementation
-Establish suitable finance mechanisms
-Showcase leadership in sustainability
-Improve the effectiveness of sustainability programs
-Access field level projects
-Engage in dialogue with the public sector