Coffee is one of the most traded and consumed commodities in the world. Around 125 million people depend on coffee for their livelihoods, with 80% of all coffee being produced by 25 million smallholders. Whilst actions have been taken over several decades to address sustainability challenges in coffee exporting countries, they have rarely succeeded in creating sector-wide, lasting change. For this reason, within the International Coffee Organization’s (ICO) Coffee Public Private Task Force (CPPTF), the United Nations Development Programme(UNDP) and the Global Coffee Platform (GCP) facilitated a multi-stakeholder dialogue series in 2021 on sector transformation in coffee exporting countries, which focused on the creation or strengthening of multi-stakeholder processes and spaces to foster collaborative action.
This 90-minute learning event, hosted in collaboration with the Food and Agricultural Commodity Systems Community , is an exciting opportunity to explore the key insights from the accompanying report, and some questions raised with expert voices from the coffee sector such as:
What is needed to create transformational change in the coffee sector? How do we strengthen multi-stakeholder collaboration and what does collaborative action look like in practice? How do we scale solutions to create lasting systemic impact that is not limited to individual projects or supply chains?