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Sustainable Coffee in Colombia: Challenges Beyond Pricing

In recent years, Colombia has made major advances in implementing the Voluntary Sustainability Standards as a means for achieving sustainable coffee production. At present, between 60 and 70% of the coffee produced in the country is certified or verified by one or more VSS, totalling over 9,5 million bags (60 kgs.)

 

Between 2014 and 2017, sales of VSS compliant coffee have increased from 19% to 28%. Despite this positive development, there is still a significant gap between coffee produced under VSS and the coffee sold under VSS.

 

This report published by Solidaridad, the facilitator of the Sustainable Trade Platform in Colombia, provides an analysis of the current state of sustainable coffee production.  

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GENDER EQUALITY ANALYSIS IN COLOMBIA’S COFFEE SECTOR

Solidaridad, as technical secretariat of the Sustainable Trade Platform, has commissioned a report, conducted by the Global Coffee Platform, on gender equality in the coffee sector. The study titled Gender Equality Analysis in Colombia’s Coffee Sector is intended to identify practices implemented by organizations working to promote gender equality in coffee growing. A total of 100 coffee growers, 46 representatives of technical teams and five sustainability managers from partner organizations were engaged.

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Case study of the implementation cost of Voluntary Sustainable Standards (VSS)
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Contribution to the Sustainable Trade Platform (STP) in reducing sector fragmentation to address common sustainability issues in the coffee, banana, palm oil and flowers sectors
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