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Understand, Design, Act:
Climate-proof your supply chain

An online learning series presented by
the Global Coffee Platform and the Feed the Future Alliance for Resilient Coffee


Would you like to ensure that your coffee trading, roasting or retail business is doing all that it can to become climate resilient?

Climate has a vital influence on coffee. Climate hazards are currently threatening coffee –and are likely to increase in the future. But what are these threats and what can be done? 

This premier online Learning Series delivered by an array of industry, supply chain, and climate change experts, will provide information and answers to questions relating to understanding and managing climate change in the coffee supply chain. At the same time the series is an action pathway for private sector investment in climate smart agriculture (CSA), from assessing supply chain risks to monitoring the results of implemented solutions at origin – for the benefit of the coffee farmer.

The Global Coffee Platform and the Alliance for Resilient Coffee have partnered to offer tools, resources, and a forum for questions and discussion to the coffee sector. Come and join this exceptional learning series to:

  • Understand how climate change is currently affecting supply chains, and the prognosis for the future 
  • Plan, implement, and scale effective CSA initiatives, using tested tools and techniques
  • Learn how to assess your supply chain risks at the farm, landscape and regional level, implement solutions, and monitor the impact of your actions
  • Convey to others in your company the value of collective (or individual) investment in CSA 
  • Align your actions with other stakeholders at origin
  • Join concrete action in alignment with the National Coffee Platforms in Honduras and Uganda

The Experts

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Bambi Semroc

Conservation International

Caroline

Caroline Glowka

Global Coffee Platform

George

George Watene

Global Coffee Platform

Daniele Giovannucci

Daniele Giovannucci

Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA)

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Danielle Knueppel

World Coffee Research

Kate Selengia

Kate Selengia

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung

Mark Lundy

Mark Lundy

International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

Laurence Jassogne

Laurence Jassogne

International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Elizabeth Teague

Elizabeth Teague

Root Capital

Elena Serfilippi

Elena Serfilippi

Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA)

Kealy Sloagn

Kealy Sloan

Sustainable Food Lab

​Module #1
Introduction: Understanding climate change and the coffee sector ​

Climate change is threatening coffee throughout the world with rising temperatures, more variable rainfall, and harder to control pests and disease.  Learn about the effects of climate change in coffee and what is being done to mitigate its effects and improve coffee farmer resilience. This session will provide an overview of the series and build a base of knowledge for more in-depth discussion on climate risk, resilience, and solution strategy. 

Thursday
June
7th

duration: 75 minutes per module
begin: 3pm CEST | 9am EDT | 6am PDT

Caroline

Caroline Glowka

Global Coffee Platform

Kate Selengia

Kate Selengia

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung

Kealy Sloagn

Kealy Sloan

Sustainable Food Lab

​Module #2
How is climate change affecting my supply chain?

To determine exposure to climate change risk, companies may rely on a combination of historic climate data, recent climate and weather observations, and modeled climate projections in their sourcing areas.  Companies must also understand the resilience of their supply chain by diagnosing producers’ capacity to absorb weather shocks in the short-term, adapt to changing climatic conditions in the medium- to long-term or transform in face of unviable condition for their current livelihood strategies the long-term. Learn more about the tools and resources available to assess risk and resilience in your supply chain and how to use them for decision-making.

Thursday
June
12th

duration: 75 minutes per module
begin: 3pm CEST | 9am EDT | 6am PDT

Mark Lundy

Mark Lundy

International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

​Module #3
How can I manage the effects climate change is having on my supply chain?

There are already tools and techniques out there that can help you and your supply chain partners to withstand many challenges that climate variability presents. Decision-making tools for extension, climate adaptation farming practices, and use of resilient coffee varieties can all help to build farmer resilience. Learn about the tools, training materials and resources that support the implementation of climate smart agriculture at the farm level, and the research that underpins them. 

Thursday
June
28th

duration: 75 minutes per module
begin: 3pm CEST | 9am EDT | 6am PDT

Kate Selengia

Kate Selengia

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung

P1010202

Danielle Knueppel

World Coffee Research

​Module #4
How can I scale up Climate Smart Agriculture?

The challenge of financing farm-level adaptation over the medium- to long-term remains difficult for lenders, intermediary enterprises and farmers alike. This is especially true in the case of coffee, which requires long-term lending for renovation, rehabilitation, crop diversification and adoption of new agricultural practices. Understand the challenges and opportunities for smallholder CSA adoption at scale. Learn about innovative ways to “de-risk” CSA for the farmer and the private sector, and the potential for financing approaches to CSA.


Thursday
July
19th

duration: 75 minutes per module
begin: 3pm CEST | 9am EDT | 6am PDT

Elizabeth Teague

Elizabeth Teague

Root Capital

Laurence Jassogne

Laurence Jassogne

International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

​Module #5
How do I know if my investment in Climate Smart Agriculture is working?

To track progress in building supply chain resilience, companies will need to regularly monitor the conditions on the ground, the resilience of their supply chain, and/or the results of their implemented solutions. Learn about monitoring and evaluation tools to assess climate resilience, including key performance indicators, that can help to monitor initiatives and inform decision-making. 

Thursday
September
27th

duration: 75 minutes per module
begin: 3pm CEST | 9am EDT | 6am PDT

Bambi Semroc1

Bambi Semroc

Conservation International

George

George Watene

Global Coffee Platform

Daniele Giovannucci

Daniele Giovannucci

Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA)

Elena Serfilippi

Elena Serfilippi

Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA)

​Module #6
How can I convince my company and others to invest in CSA?

Most believe that supply chain resilience is imperative to a sustainable supply of coffee, but it can be a hard sell when long-term investments do not always align well with short-term focused business models and funding cycles.  Learn how to make the business case for investing in climate smart agriculture, including a cost benefit analysis of CSA, and cost of inaction study.

Thursday
October
25th

duration: 75 minutes per module
begin: 3pm CEST | 9am EDT | 6am PDT

Mark Lundy

Mark Lundy

International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)

Kealy Sloagn

Kealy Sloan

Sustainable Food Lab

​Module #7- Part 1
How can collaboration work? Bringing action to origin!

Collectively addressing climate change at origin can catalyze impact. Bringing together different stakeholders, e.g. industry, local implementers, research and the National Coffee Platforms, to coordinate action at origin can help to more effectively identify and address climate challenges in a particular sourcing region. The GCP Sustainability Conference will bring together the learnings of the series and show examples of collective action and opportunities for your company to turn knowledge into action.

Thursday
November
8th

duration: 75 minutes per module
begin: 3pm CEST | 9am EDT | 6am PDT

Caroline

Caroline Glowka

Global Coffee Platform

Kate Selengia

Kate Selengia

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung

@ GCP
Sustainability
Conference
Brazil

​Module #7 - Part 2
How can collaboration work? Bringing action to origin!

Collectively addressing climate change at origin can catalyze impact. Bringing together different stakeholders, e.g. industry, local implementers, research and the National Coffee Platforms, to coordinate action at origin can help to more effectively identify and address climate challenges in a particular sourcing region. The GCP Sustainability Conference and this webinar will bring together the learnings of the series and show examples of collective action and opportunities for your company to turn knowledge into action.

Thursday
February 7th

ONLINE

duration: 75 minutes per module
begin: 3pm CEST | 9am EDT | 6am PDT

Caroline

Caroline Glowka

Program Manager

Kate Selengia

Kate Selengia

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung

Register Now!

Once you registered you will shortly receive the invitation which will give you access to participate in each module of the learning series

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