About CB Initiative
The Coffee Barometer is the result from a collective effort of Conservation International, Oxfam Belgium and Solidaridad, and produced by Ethos Agriculture. An integral part of the work of these Coffee Barometer partners is to engage in advocacy, thereby addressing blind spots and underrepresented issues in the coffee value chain. As a team we engage with all stakeholders in the sector, from smallholder farmers to multinational directors.
Who are involved
Oxfam België/Belgique is a movement of citizens who fight against inequalities and for economic justice. We fight this fight by putting our words into action and in respect of the limits of our planet. In this way, we ensure that everyone can lead a dignified life and fully exercise their fundamental rights. Oxfam Beligië/Belgique aspires to a world in which everyone can influence decisions that affect their lives, whether local or global. We therefore aim to transform the current system which generates inequalities into a structurally fair system. Women and girls are at the heart of this fight.
Conservation International uses science, policy and partnerships to protect the nature that people rely on for food, fresh water and livelihoods. Founded in 1987, Conservation International works in more than 30 countries on six continents to ensure a healthy, prosperous planet that supports us all. For over 20 years, Conservation International has worked partnership with coffee producers and the broader industry to promote sustainable practices that incentivize forest conservation and help to retain the rich biodiversity of coffee producing landscapes. CI’s renowned coffee programme has directly impacted producers and communities across more than 12 coffee producing countries. CI also works with governments and corporates to design policies that support sustainable coffee through policy guidance and partnerships with companies on their sustainable sourcing and supply chain investment strategies. Since December 2015, CI convenes and facilitates the Sustainable Coffee Challenge – with more than 150 partners, the coffee sector’s largest sector-wide coalition with the collective vision to make coffee the world’s first sustainable agricultural product.
Solidaridad is an international organization consisting of seven regional centres throughout the world with a Network Secretariat connecting the regions. Our global coffee programme works with producers on the ground as well as upstream with all other stakeholders in the coffee industry. As a founder of the fairtrade Max Havelaar label in 1986 and Utz Certified in 2002 we are still seeking to inspire the private sector, governments, civil society organizations and consumers to contribute to sustainable economic development.
Ethos Agriculture is a team of coffee sector and supply chain experts specialized in design, partnership building and research. We focus on creating a safe place for disruptive thinking in the coffee sector. In order to achieve this, we facilitate collaboration between initiatives and organizations across the sector – from coffee communities to consumers, resulting in creating opportunities for joint learning and collective impact.
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If you are interested to learn more about the Coffee Barometer initiative, want to collaborate or contribute in any way, please reach out via the contact form and we are happy to engage!