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Global Coffee Platform

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The Global Coffee Platform is an inclusive multi-stakeholder sustainability platform aligning the activities of a diverse network of stakeholders to set into action the global commitments made through Vision 2020 and create a thriving and sustainable coffee sector.

Combining the expansive membership of the 4C Association with the pre-competitive activities of the Sustainable Coffee Program, the Global Coffee Platform marks a new era of sustainability for the coffee sector.

The Global Coffee Platform (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 action-oriented work-streams. Tackling the most pressing challenges, these work-streams 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 Coffee Platform also supports  the use of the Baseline Common Code, a set of globally referenced baseline principles and practices for coffee production and processing. Through the support of this reference code, the GCP aims to enable sector-wide adoption of minimum sustainability requirements and create a level playing field for collectively reporting and measuring improvements.

Contact information
Year of establishment: 
+49 (0) 228 850 50 0
Full address: 
Secretariat (Bonn) Adenauerallee 108 53113 Bonn Other offices:
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Working language(s):
English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Portuguese
Expertise in Sustainability *:
Environmental management
Primary production
Value chain
Impact assessment

Documents associated to this organization.

Title Author(s) Publisher Publication Year Abstract
financial literacy to facilitate access to finance in eastern africa


Average: 5 (1 vote)

Harro Boekhold Global Coffee Platform 2016 Financial Literacy (FL) is an important prerequisite for coffee farmers to manage their business efficiently and to access productive credit. Financial literacy is therefore crucial element of farmer training in order to pave the way for increases in productivity, income and profitability and...


Users associated to this organization.

  • Jennifer Black

    Global Coffee Platform

    Position: Communication Officer

    Working languages: English, Spanish

    Skill Specialization: Communications

    User Endorsement:

  • Lars Kahnert

    Global Coffee Platform

    Position: Program Manager

    Working languages: English, German, Hindi

    User Endorsement:

    # documents uploaded: 3

    # documents approved: 3

    # of contributions in forum: 1


Events associated to this organization.

  • afca, 15th african fine coffee conference & exhibition

    Organized By: Global Coffee Platform
    Wednesday, 15 February, 2017 to Friday, 17 February, 2017
    Addis Abeba, Ethiopia

    The African Fine Coffee Conference & Exhibition is Africa’s largest coffee trade platform that – over the three days of the event – brings over 2000 regional and international coffee roasters, traders, producers, professionals and connoisseurs under one roof! The event will... more


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  • global coffee sustainability conference 2017

    Organized By: Global Coffee Platform
    Wednesday, 4 October, 2017 to Thursday, 5 October, 2017
    Geneva, Switzerland

    This year's Global Coffee Sustainability Conference theme is 'Securing the Economic Viability of Farming'. This theme has been chosen because it underpins the entire sector and is a crucial condition for the coffee industry to survive and thrive.With a program of top speakers from across... more


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