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GCP Collective Action Initiatives
in Vietnam and Brazil
open for co-funding

GCP is ready, willing and able to move for sustainable impact at scale and is inviting more organizations to get involved in two GCP Collective Action Initiatives in Vietnam and Brazil.

A Collective Action Initiative (Member Initiative) has companies and organizations leverage their resources to collectively improve an identified issue for coffee at origin. The results and learnings are shared with the coffee sector to scale results.

Roasters, retailers, producers, traders and NGOs are now invited to contribute to a Collective Action Initiative. Co-funders will provide input to addressing a critical issue, while leveraging their financial investment by joining others to achieve greater scale and scope. Collective Action Initiatives mean there is a shared risk, however there are also shared benefits as you harvest together.  

Take a look at the exciting opportunities launching in Vietnam and Brazil. 


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“GCP’s Collective Action Initiatives address burning issues at origin such as responsible use of agro-chemicals or social well-being. I find it most amazing that competitors come together, join forces and leverage their resources to improve pressing issues.” 

- CAROLINE GLOWKA, 
  MANAGER MEMBER RELATIONS & CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS


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“Big battles are fought and won collectively. GCP's extensive network of global Members and local Country Platforms are clearly at the forefront accomplishing Collective Action Initiatives that deliver significant results and create well-being for coffee farmers and their families around the world.”

- MARY PETITT, 
  GCP AMBASSADOR NORTH AMERICA


GCP’s Collective Action Initiative is calling for improved social well-being in Brazil coffee farming

In partnership with InPACTO and Cecafé, a new Collective Action Initiative will work to improve living and working conditions for coffee growers and workers.

Brazil has one of the strictest labor legislation amid all coffee producing countries, but not all growers fully comply with it. Legislation is complex, bureaucratic and also costly for growers to comply with, specially smallholders. Although it is safe to say that Brazilian coffee growers in general have fair living and working conditions, there are cases of forced labor detected among workers, a few having been identified recently in Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo states. It is vital to create awareness about unacceptable living and working conditions amidst farmers, leaders and opinion makers (many of whom do not believe they actually happen) and create effective solutions to fight the problem and prevent it.

This Initiative, in partnership with InPACTO and Cecafé, aims to to improve living and working conditions for coffee growers and workers, while promoting awareness about degrading working conditions and generating continuous improvement in the coffee sector. This initiative will contribute to eliminate unacceptable social practices at farm-level, with a strong focus on:

  • education
  • mapping and monitoring of working conditions in coffee areas
  • studies covering living wage, living income and cost of production
  • positive communication (success cases)


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- MARIA FERNANDA BRANDO, GCP BRAZIL TEAM


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Are you interested or would like more information? 

Pedro Ronca, GCP Brazil Program Manager, ronca@globalcoffeeplatform.org or

Caroline Glowka, GCP Manager Membership & Corporate Partnerships, glowka@globalcoffeeplatform.org



DID YOU MISS OUR WEBINAR ON THIS COLLECTIVE ACTION INITIATIVE IN BRAZIL? WATCH THE RECORDING NOW!

OR DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATION HERE.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7SW6QQzK7o 

GCP’s Collective Action Initiative is Calling for Responsible Use of Agro-Inputs for Coffee in Vietnam

This new Initiative targets the improvement of the sustainable and effective use of agro-chemicals, and weed management practices in coffee - particularly glyphosate - to develop suitable alternatives.

Although most coffee farmers across Vietnam apply pesticides and fertilizers, this is hardly ever done based on adequate knowledge or soil tests.

Producers have limited understanding about diseases and pests. As a response, they often tend to wrongly apply pesticides, leading to additional, unnecessary cost and adding to the problem of excessive use of pesticides and fertilizers.

The Collective Action Initiative targets the improvement of the sustainable and effective use of agro-chemicals, alternatives and weed management practices in coffee - particularly glyphosate - to develop suitable alternatives in order to reduce environmental pollution, improve well-being of farmers, reduce costs of production and meet regulatory requirements of coffee destination countries.


Trung.png#asset:18600:squareThumbnail“Vietnam coffee is much valued around the world. In order to keep it that way we must encourage the sustainable usage and knowledge of agro-inputs and especially address glyphosate usage. Not every coffee farmer is aware of this yet. However, this Collective Action Initiative will support farmers to produce a better coffee in the future.”


- TRUNG PHAM, 
  GCP PROGRAM MANAGER VIETNAM


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Are you interested or would like to receive more information? Please contact:

Trung Pham, GCP Program Manager Vietnam, trungpham@globalcoffeeplatform.org  or

Caroline Glowka, GCP Manager Membership & Corporate Partnerships, glowka@globalcoffeeplatform.org



DID YOU MISS THE WEBINAR ON THIS COLLECTIVE ACTION INITIATIVE? 

WATCH THE RECORDING NOW!