A new website, aimed to provide coffee companies with the resources they need to combat climate change, was launched by the USAID Feed the Future Learning Community for Supply Chain Resilience in early May 2019.
The Climate Smart Coffee website was created to increase private sector engagement in and funding for smallholder farmer resilience against climate change, the Sustainable Food Lab reported. Designed to guide medium and large companies who buy from and support smallholder coffee value chains, the website identifies relevant areas of engagement and investment in adaptation to climate change.
The website provides access to information on building resilience within any coffee supply chain, in three sections. The first section covers the basics of climate-smart agriculture. The second covers private sector engagement: the role companies can play, and how different companies are acting on climate change. And the third section outlines how companies can take action, following a simple process laid out in the document Introduction to Assessing Climate Resilience in Smallholder Supply Chains.
Throughout the website, coffee companies can follow links to tools and resources offered by leaders in the field. Further, the site highlights information from leading knowledge platforms like coffee&climate, Global Coffee Platform, Specialty Coffee Association and Conservation International’s Sustainable Coffee Challenge.
The Climate Smart Coffee website is a sister site to the forthcoming Climate Smart Cocoa website, designed for cocoa companies and created by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and Rainforest Alliance/Utz.
The website was created by CIAT, the Sustainable Food Lab, and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). With help from the Rainforest Alliance, Root Capital and the Sustainable Food Lab, the consortium provides the evidence-based science behind the Climate Smart Coffee website.
(Sustainable Food Lab/ile)
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More information on the USAID Feed the Future Alliance for Resilient Coffee: https://www.allianceforresilientcoffee.org/