Platform Stats

Coffeebag

13 Mio

total coffee exports
(60kg bags)

Stats

18%

sustainable sales
of total exports

Compare Coffeebeans

0 / 100

robusta vs. arabica
percentage of sales

Group Of Farmers

600.000

number of
smallholder farmers

Colombia

About the Platform

Country Platform: Sustainable Trade Platform (STP), Coffee

The Sustainable Trade Platform (STP) works in four commodity sectors (palm oil, banana, flowers, and coffee) to create a neutral space where stakeholders can discuss strategies to address sustainability issues in Colombia such as higher production costs or climate change.

Established in 2012, STP focuses on sector-specific, country-wide sustainability issues like producer support, market access and climate change, as well as issues faced by individual companies. The platform provides a space to address issues previously avoided because of competitive concerns.

Chair: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Ambassador)

Members*:

  • Public sector: Ministry of Agriculture
  • Sector associations: Federación Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia / Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC), Asoexport (Coffee Exporters Association)
  • Private companies (international): Louis Dreyfus Commodities Colombia, Carcafé (Volcafe Group), Olam Agro Colombia (Olam group), SKN Caribecafé (Newman Group), Compañía Colombiana Agroindustrial (member of ECOM group), Supracafe, Caravella
  • Private companies (national): Expocafe, Cafexport, Racafe, Mild Coffee Company Huila
  • Non-profit organizations: Fundación Natura, Naturacert, Control Union Certifications, Cecodes: Desarrollo Sostenible, Fundación Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung, Cordinadora Colombiana de Comercio Justo, FLO, UTZ certified, 4C, CRECE (Regional Center for Coffee Studies), IDH (SCP)

*this list refers only to the coffee-sector members of the STP.

Achievements

Implementation of several Field Level Projects. Constant communication with implementing partners.

Workshop on Cross-IP learning with participants from all implementing partners.

Progress with a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia.

Coordination of events concerning the strategic approach towards GCP’s transition.

Next Steps

The Colombian Country Platform is working on the following priorities:

Responsible production and consumption. Strengthening collaboration amongst key stakeholders in the Colombian coffee sector leading to joint responses to address major sustainability issues

Addressing issues related with the economic sustainability of coffee production, by farm management tools and gender inclusive approach.

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