There’s no discussion about the influence of climate change on coffee. This issue is and will be one of the most pressing topics which Sustainability Managers need to address in any organization. But what tools and set of skills do they have at hand?
As Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) is the approach driving the sector to a better understanding of this matter, the Global Coffee Platform (GCP) and the Alliance for Resilient Coffee have created the upcoming CSA Learning Series, a modular webinar bringing together an array of climate change experts to help Sustainability Managers transform their ideas into local action at origin.
Here are five reasons why the CSA Learning Series will shape the future of coffee:
For the first time in this type of format, different experts from relevant sustainability organizations with expertise in climate change will gather together and share their insight, results and findings on Climate Smart Agriculture. Each of them will address issues related to coffee sustainability and specially to what Sustainability Managers can do concretely to design or scale up their own projects.
CSA is no longer a vague concept for the coffee sector. Over the years, renown institutions, such as the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), have reaffirmed CSA as the right approach to transform agricultural practices to ensure coffee sustainability. While some organizations have found the right project for them, other have struggled with identifying clear opportunities to assess supply chain risks at all levels and implement strategical solutions to benefit coffee farmers around the globe. Each module of the webinar aims to answer specific questions and engage participants into tangible initiatives.
While the theoretical approach is always necessary, it is often the case of letting the input flow in one direction and get lost over the daily workload. This is not the case for the CSA Learning Series, Sustainability Managers will have the unique chance to connect to concrete opportunities in alignment with the National Coffee Platforms in Honduras and Uganda. Ideally, each project will be a collective initiative to tackle issues at origin.
The Global Coffee Platform cooperates with Feed the Future and the Alliance for Resilient Coffee to share with the Learning Series’ participants latest research, tangible tools and practical resources proven useful to run sustainability projects. The collective action promoted by those organizations opens new ways of collaborating and exchange knowledge with people currently active in climate change initiatives.
But who are those partners?
The Alliance for Resilient Coffee is composed by: Conservation International, Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung, International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Root Capital, Sustainable Food Lab and the World Coffee Research.
The Global Coffee Platform represents more than 150 members around the world, from roasters to coffee associations, traders, retailers, civil society and many more, all aligned to make coffee sustainable.
Even if you are seemingly new in CSA, the series is developed to increase your CSA knowledge with every module. The experts will guide you through every topic, each module is design to answer an specific question and you will get involved in local action with global impact on climate change! It doesn’t get better than this.
This is an excellent opportunity to expand your network and activate your organization on CSA related projects. Sustainability initiatives in coffee producing countries generate positive impact in farmer’s livelihood as well as the business across the supply chain, so what are you waiting for? Register to the CSA Learning Series now!