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Sustainability Mapping

An interactive tool for understanding sustainability initiatives in the coffee sector

Explore this interactive map that provides more visibility on sustainability and support initiatives in coffee producing countries around the world. Use this tool to discover what is being done, where, and by whom. Identify gaps, synergies, and opportunities for collaboration.

 

Discover coffee sustainability initiatives around the world

 

Navigate, interact, and filter: Discover the potential of the map

Learn how to use this intuitive tool to discover projects and initiatives conducted in coffee producing countries around that are working toward a more sustainable coffee sector.

A collaborative effort to foster collaboration and informed decision-making in sustainability

The ” Coffee Sustainability Initiatives Mapping Tool” is a collective effort requested and co-created by members of the ICO Coffee Public-Private Task Force (CPPTF) Technical Workstream 3 Importing Countries (TWS3 IMP) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) through its Alliances for Action initiative the Coffee Guide Network, with co-funding from the European Commission DG INTPA F3 and ITC Trust Fund donors. This mapping reflects broad public and private sector interest in understanding current sustainability initiatives in the coffee sector.

Your work in the coffee sector is critical. Reflecting your work in the coffee sector on this map is crucial for making strategic funding decisions and discovering opportunities for collaboration. Tell us about your organization’s initiatives toward a sustainable coffee sector.

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The Story Behind the Coffee Sustainability Initiatives Map

1.1 Methodology

The information on initiatives in this map is based on publicly available information. It builds upon the work of similar mapping exercises, from associations, public sector databases, and collaborative initiatives. The first stage of this mapping was led by the ICO Coffee Public-Private Task Force (CPPTF) Technical Workstream 3 Importing Countries (TWS3 IC), which created a “Mapping of Support to the Coffee Sector” based on secondary data sources. At the request of stakeholders and members, including donors and member countries, CPPTF TWS3 IC sought to strengthen coordination, cooperation and support of initiatives simply through knowledge of their thematic axes and geography. A database was created based on secondary data sources, building from the results of previous surveys and snapshots of the ICO and Sherpas with further extensive internet and database searches.

ICO engaged with ITC via its Alliances for Action programme to complement the database, leveraging the reach and expertise of the Coffee Guide Network to include additional projects via a sector survey and to make the data more accessible and user-friendly. Together with ICO, TWS3 IC, and ITC, the team validated, updated, and cleaned the data, categorizing the projects in the database along Sustainable Development Goals and sustainability thematic areas of focus. ITC created the beta versions of the interactive dashboards and map tools.

1.2 Justification of the mapping project:

The future of the global coffee sector faces long standing environmental, social, and economic sustainability challenges. The complexity, scale, and urgency of sustainability challenges requires global coordination of interventions and strategies; however, many actors are responding with individual efforts. The dispersed and sometimes private nature of information on initiatives prevents opportunities for global coordination and limits the potential impact. In order to achieve global impact quickly, value chain actors, development agencies and governments need to respond in consideration of what other actors are doing, and where.

The this tool aims to consolidate sustainability initiatives in coffee producing countries onto one platform in order to:
• open opportunities for collaboration, co-investment, and knowledge sharing,
• deepen and improve individual sustainability strategies toward a collective approach, and
• understand overlaps, gaps, and opportunities to allow for better focus of future funding decisions

 

1.3 About the dataset:

Both public and private initiatives supporting the sustainability in coffee producing countries have been included, for projects that are implemented during the 10-year time horizon from 2017 to 2027. Organizations listed include both funders and implementing partners from government, multilaterals, development organizations, private sector, social impact investors, and NGOs.

The map will be updated yearly in collaboration with the mentioned stakeholders and existing collective reporting initiatives.

Although the information contained herein has been carefully and thoughtfully analysed, improvement, revision and cleaning of data is a continuous process. In case you notice any inaccuracies, please get in touch with us (info@ico.org) so that we can update the data to make this database even more helpful for the coffee sector.

 

1.4 Who is behind this mapping tool?

A collaborative effort to foster collaboration and informed decision-making in sustainability

The ” Coffee Sustainability Initiatives Mapping Tool” is a collective effort requested and co-created by members of the ICO Coffee Public-Private Task Force (CPPTF) Technical Workstream 3 Importing Countries (TWS3 IMP) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) through its Alliances for Action initiative the Coffee Guide Network, with co-funding from the European Commission DG INTPA F3 and ITC Trust Fund donors. This mapping reflects broad public and private sector interest in understanding current sustainability initiatives in the coffee sector.

The Coffee Public-Private Task Force has the overall objective to build consensus between public and the private actors on priority issues and actions to be implemented in order to ensure a sustainable and fair global coffee sector at the local and global levels. To this end, collaborative public-private partnerships aim to achieve complementary specific objectives, including: coordinating interventions at the sector level and ensuring full integration of the gender and youth agenda. In line with these objectives, the ICO aims to provide greater transparency on sustainability initiatives in the coffee producing countries in a centralized platform, as a public good for the coffee sector.

The Coffee Guide Network, an initiative of the International Trade Centre, is a group of individuals from across the global coffee sector advancing and deepening knowledge in the ITC Coffee Guide. Sustainability is among the new chapters of the 4th edition of The Coffee Guide, highlighting both the complexity of the issues as well as different approaches to meeting environmental, social, and economic sustainability in the sector. Network participants decided that a shared understanding who is doing what and where toward sustainability objectives is needed to address these complex challenges as a sector.

 

 

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