The SAFE Platform, comprised of frontrunner private sector participants, donors, and non-governmental organizations, creates and supports projects that seek to transform these landscapes and demonstrate that producing 100% sustainable coffee and cocoa is possible.
This initiative, managed by Hivos, leverages existing knowledge, expertise, and resources from all its members and implements projects that seek to scale up innovative approaches in four main strategic areas.

Implemented in

  • Latin America / Caribbean
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Peru

Sectors of activity
Agricultural and Fishery, Environmental Services, Water

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Other

Type of lead actor
Business Sector

34000000 US$

Start date

End date

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Juan Pablo Solis

SAFE Platform Manager


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SAFE was created with the mindset that through strategic partnerships and the implementation of projects in Latin America, resources, and experiences dedicated to promote, design, and implement sustainability practices can be optimized and have a greater impact in transforming coffee and cocoa landscapes. Our structure allows us to work on local, national, regional, and international stages addressing the specific challenges and opportunities present at each level. Workshops with coffee farmers in Nicaragua on gender equity, local-government backed actions to harvest water in coffeelands across three countries, and work with cooperatives to understand and develop price risk management strategies on a regional level are only a few examples of how we are addressing the challenges that we face in creating more sustainable food systems. A fundamental component of our Platform is that we facilitate the sharing of information and tools with all people interested in learning more about sustainable environments.


As collected through the One Planet Reporting

Output level

Knowledge resource and technical tool

  • Coffee Barometer 2018
  • Gender Project Methodology

Outreach and communication for SCP

  • Poster Presentation during the V Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture

Outcome level

SCP monitoring and reporting

  • SAFE's Data capturing Tool

Impact and Results

As of Jan 2019, the projects, located in 10 Latin American countries, have benefited over 143,490 farmers (39% women / 22& youth). Total investment at the moment is 20.1 million in projects that will help transform coffee and cocoa landscapes.

Next steps and how to get involved

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