The Global Coffee Platform (GCP) had a unique chance to showcase the efforts of its members to improve the conditions of coffee farmers all around the globe during The International Green Week in Berlin, one of the most important agricultural events in the world. The event welcomed more than 400,000 visitors, who had the chance to see GCP in action, as well as its partnership with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
GCP was present in a stand where Annette Pensel – GCP’s Executive Director – had a talk with Dr. Stefan Schmitz – Commissioner for the Initiative “ONE WORLD – No Hunger” and Head of Directorate, of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) -. The attendees had the chance to understand how the BMZ and GCP are working together to consolidate a country platform in Kenya.
To showcase the platform’s progress, George Watene – Program Manager GCP – explained the importance of the BMZ support and provided as example how through facilitating stakeholders agreement on the agenda, sharing responsibility and cost, it is possible to generate greater impact in the value chain, especially in the producer level.
The BMZ-GCP partnership is currently strengthening how the Kenyan country platform tackles key issues in coffee production and quality of livelihoods for farmers and their families. This initiative directly contributes to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the coffee sector’s own sustainability objectives.