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About Collective Action Networks

Three Key Challenges in the Coffee Sector

After listening to producers, governments, NGOs and the coffee value chain, the Global Coffee Platform identified three key threats to the coffee sector:

  • Coffee production at farm level is not economically viable for many smallholder farmers, putting their communities, the natural environment, and a diverse coffee supply at risk.
  • The benefits of coffee farming are unequally distributed and it is not an attractive profession for young people.
  • Climate change is negatively affecting coffee production and the livelihoods of coffee communities.

Three Networks for Collective Action

The Global Coffee Platform is launching its Collective Action Networks to address these three pressing challenges in the coffee sector. Working in collaboration will push for positive impact that builds thriving coffee communities, increase supply chain efficiency whilst improving the enabling environment and investment cases in coffee producing countries.

The Global Coffee Platform is working with National Platforms (Brazil, Colombia, Honduras, Indonesia, Peru, Tanzania, Uganda and Vietnam), which allows better coordination of the activities of the Collective Action Networks at the national level. This means there is greater efficiency and leverage of investments.


Members of the Global Coffee Platform and interested stakeholders are invited to participate and contribute by joining working groups under the Collective Action Networks. Your questions and expertise are needed to catalyze and scale pre-existing learnings, inspire action and jointly invest.

Sign up now directly through GCP Connect and join us this month in our kick-off webinars for each Collective Action Network where you can (inter)act, share, learn and better leverage your existing and planned investments in these issues affecting the whole coffee community.


For any questions on the Economic Viability of Farming please contact Juan Isaza. For any queries related to Gender and Youth & Climate Smart Agriculture contact Caroline Glowka.