ICO and GCP renew commitment to coffee sustainability


The International Coffee Organization (ICO) and Global Coffee Platform (GCP) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) during the World Coffee Conference. This will renew and expand their partnership within the Coffee Public-Private Task Force (CPPTF), in an effort to accelerate coffee sustainability, farmer prosperity, and address systemic sustainability issues facing coffee farming communities.

“Innovative and effective public-private cooperation is key to promote farmers prosperity, improved social well-being and conservation of nature in coffee producing countries,” says Annette Pensel, GCP Executive Director.

“By renewing and deepening our partnership with the ICO, GCP acknowledges that public private dialogue, conducive policies, along with a mix of financing mechanisms to enable sector transformation, are essential to achieve our shared goals.”

The MoU acknowledges the important role GCP will play in contributing to achieving the CPPTF Roadmap 2030. This includes the successful delivery of the platform’s recently approved GCP 2030 Goal on farmers’ prosperity and coffee sustainability through focussed and measurable collective action at local and global levels.

“Only a common approach to the future development of the sector can create achievable opportunities and pave the way for a sustainable, resilient, and inclusive coffee sector. Through the CPPTF, the ICO intends to strengthen its partnerships to advance initiatives that ensure greater economic, ecological and livelihood sustainability for future generations of farmers,” says Vanusia Nogueira, Executive Director of the ICO.

“We are proud to sign the MoU with the GCP and we look forward to the future role this agreement will play in the development of the sector locally and globally.”

The MoU between ICO and GCP confirms shared commitment to promoting sustainable development as a means of achieving social and economic progress in coffee producing countries.

Both organisations will continue to work together around relevant Sustainable Development Goals. This includes enhancing coordination and collaboration, strengthening the enabling environment for systemic change and enabling more efficient and effective use of resources.

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