To transform coffee and cocoa landscapes to create more people-centered and inclusive environments by adopting innovations that contribute to climate-smart and sustainable agricultural practices.
Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru
More than half of the food produced in Latin America comes from smallholder farmers, many of whom still live in poverty. Some of the main challenges they face in improving their livelihoods are climate change, gender discrimination, age disparity and agricultural practices that are not adapted to climate change.
The SAFE Platform, comprised of frontrunner private sector participants, donors and non-governmental organizations, creates and supports land-transforming projects that demonstrate it is possible to produce coffee and cocoa totally sustainably. SAFE Platform projects scale up innovative approaches in four main areas: promoting responsible supply chains and sourcing methods, adapting production and making land resilient to climate change, opening up access to financial services, and focusing on women and youth.
Results so far
The Platform has benefited more than 120,000 farmers and their families through higher market prices, access to improved infrastructure and learning best practices to improve their production and organization.
Period and budget
2016-2020, US $35 million
Multilateral Investment Fund (donor) and the SAFE founding members: Hivos, Catholic Relief Services, the Coalition for Coffee Communities, ECOM Agrotrade Ltd, Farmer Bros Co., Grameen Foundation, Hans R. Neumann Stiftung, Keurig Green Mountain Inc., Rainforest Alliance, Root Capital, S&D Coffee & Tea, Fundación Solidaridad Latinoamericana, Starbucks Trading Coffee Company, Sustainable Commodity Assistance Network, the Committee on Sustainability Assessment