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ABOUT THE SECTOR

WORLDWIDE CONSUMPTION OF SUSTAINABLE COFFEE

CHALLENGES

Lower production costs.
Engaging youth with coffee production.
Adopting environmentally responsible and climate-smart agricultural practices.
Maintaining Colombia's global reputation as an origine coffee of high quality.

OUR WORK

We are joining forces with our partners in the Colombian coffee sector to achieve the following in 2020:

OTHER PROJECTS

GLOBAL COFFEE PLATFORM

The Global Coffee Platform (GCP by its name in English) works to improve the livelihoods, ecosystems and resilience of coffee producing communities and the entire sector. Allowing producers, international roasters, governments, merchants and NGOs align and multiply their efforts and investments, act collectively on local priorities and critical issues, grow and scale successful sustainability initiatives throughout the coffee world.  

 

In Colombia, the GCP develops its activities in coordination with Solidaridad and the Sustainable Trade Platform (PCS).

IDH

 

We work together with the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) with its coffee program. We seek to contribute to a model of partnerships that have the potential to scale up sustainable production and improve the livelihoods of coffee producers.

TRAINING

We welcome you to our educative e-learning training programme. Our team offers guidance and assistance to students enrolled in this online educational programme in different subjects relevant to sustainability. 

IMPACT

We have achieved significant changes within the coffee value chain. These efforts are the foundation for building a better quality of life for Colombian coffee growers.

OUR PATH

  • Field workshops with young coffee growers

    FEBRERO

    We began working with young coffee growers in the departments of Cundinamarca, Antioquia, and Risaralda to contrast their views with the results of "State-of-the-Art Policies, Programmes, and Projects Targeting Rural Youth", a study we leaded that was conducted by the Asociación Visión Social.

  • IDH Sustainable Coffee Program members visited Colombia

    NOVIEMBRE

    Leaders in social responsibility and sustainability at roasters such as D.E. Master Blenders, Nestlé, and Tchibo came to Colombia to gain insight into the challenges and opportunities of the coffee sector in terms of sustainability.

  • Expert Meeting, IDH, Sostenibilidad, Solidaridad, Sustainable Coffee Program, Plataforma Comercio Sostenible, Colombia

    IDH Expert Meeting

    NOVIEMBRE

    Together with IDH's Sustainable Coffee Program, we called experts of the coffee industry to a meeting in Bogota to identify additional opportunities to address the sustainability of the sector in our country.

  • Sostenibilidad, Asoexport, Colombia, Roasters, Tostadoras, Solidaridad, Plataforma Comercio Sostenible, Sustainable Coffee Program, Café sostenible, Cartagena

    Sustainability Panel

    NOVIEMBRE

    As part of the 2014 Assembly of Asoexport, we arranged this event's first ever sustainability panel. Our guest panelists were leading figures of Nestlé, Starbucks, and Tchibo.

  • Comercio Justo, Fairtrade, Rionegro, Primera Feria Comercio Justo, Solidaridad, Plataforma Comercio Sostenible, Caficultura Sostenible,

    First Fair Trade Fair in Colombia

    OCTUBRE

    We participated in the launch of this important expo and did a workshop with coffee, banana, and cocoa growers to demonstrate the teaching materials we use in the farmer support component.

  • Expoespeciales 2014, Café, Medellín, Plataforma Comercio Sostenible, Solidaridad, NORAD, Colombia, Sostenibilidad

    Expoespeciales 2014

    SEPTIEMBRE

    We exhibited at Latin America's largest coffee expo, and Yvette Faber of Solidaridad Netherlands presented the "Coffee Barometer" study.

  • Sustainable Trade Platform coffee progress meeting

    SEPTIEMBRE

    We presented to our partners the progress the Plataforma Comercio Sostenible has made on coffee, and we affirmed our commitment to meeting the goals set for 2015.

  • SCAA, Colombia, Solidaridad, Plataforma Comercio Sostenible, Café, Coffee Fair, Feria de café, Sostenibilidad

    SCAA 2014

    ABRIL

    Once again we attended the Specialty Coffee Association of America fair, where we reaffirmed our commitment to the coffee industry at the international level.

  • Expoespeciales 2013, Café, Sostenibilidad, Solidaridad, Plataforma Comercio Sostenible, Café, Feria de café, Coffee Fair

    Expoespeciales 2013

    SEPTIEMBRE

    We were present for the first time at the biggest coffee fair in Latin America, proving our commitment to Colombian coffee.

  • Boston, SCAA 2013, Sostenibilidad, Solidaridad, Plataforma Comercio Sostenible, Café, Colombia

    SCAA 2013

    ABRIL

    We participated for the first time in the fair hosted by the Specialty Coffee Association of America, to demonstrate our dedication to the global coffee industry.

  • NORAD project began

    JUNIO

    We initiated project activities on climate-smart agriculture with the aim of reducing the carbon footprint of Colombian coffee production.

  • Declaration signed

    JUNIO

    We committed ourselves, together with more than 25 organisations in the sector, to the sustainability of the coffee industry in Colombia.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Carlos Isaza
Carlos Isaza
Coffee Programme Manager
carlos@solidaridadnetwork.org

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