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Brazil talks social-well being initiative in webinar

The Brazil Country Platform, partners InPACTO and Cecafé and special guests participated in a webinar on social well-being in Brazil, highlighting the issues of forced labour and living wages in the coffee sector. 

The webinar, part of a new series called Field Days which takes participants right to the issues at field level, presented a new initiative taking place that will see pre-competitive joint action between companies and organizations in tackling labour issues on coffee farms. The new Collective Active Initiative is open for co-funding. 

Hosted by GCP Brazil's Pedro Ronca, the robust discussion looked at ways that collective action could make a significant difference to the social well-being of workers and the positive effects this could have on coffee production in Brazil. The webinar also speaks to how COVID-19 guidelines are being incorporated to the social well-being initiative.

"We've been working for more than a year to bring partners together to work in a pre-competitive way to make a difference," explained Ronca. With more partners, Ronca said the new Collective Action Initiative's goals were quite achievable. "We aim to achieve an 80% decrease in incidents related to forced labour, zero cases of child labour, and 100% of coffee workers earning at least the national minimum wage." 

Guest speakers included: 

  • Mércia Silva - InPACTO 
  • Michelle Bhattacharyya - On-Up 
  • Stephanie Daniels - Sustainable Food Lab 

The webinar also invited participants to get involved in the forthcoming initiative in Brazil and explained how GCP is ready and able to drive impact at source.

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PEDRO RONCA, GCP Brazil Country Manager


Improving living & working conditions in the Brazilian coffee-producing sector