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Coffee & Climate

  • Published on October 21, 2021
The initiative for coffee&climate (c&c) is based on the mutual interest of coffee companies and public partners to react to climate change and to develop solutions for smallholder coffee farming. c&c is much more than climate-smart agriculture. We believe that we need to connect all aspects of coffee farming communities to create a viable, climate-smart future for coffee families and the coffee industry. From climate-smart agriculture, to climate smart coffee regions, to carbon offsetting, to handling of agrochemicals, to relevant issues of integrating youth, supporting gender equality and knowledge transfer.


coffee&climate was founded in 2010 by the shareholders of International Coffee Partners (ICP): Joh. Johannson (Norway), Lavazza (Italy), Löfbergs (Sweden), Neumann Gruppe (Germany), Paulig (Finland), Tchibo (Germany) together with the GIZ. 

Phase I (2010-2016) focused on development, piloting and evaluation of the c&c approach and methodology.

Phase II (2016-2019) focused on upscaling the initiative in the pilot countries and expanding the c&c network.

Phase III (2020-2024) focuses on promoting climate resilient livelihoods and minimizing carbon emissions while enhancing the carbon storage potential in coffee farms and coffee landscapes. 

The initiative for coffee&climate offers membership opportunities to develop climate smart coffee production further, to strengthen the resilience of smallholder coffee farming families and to benefit from the knowledge of the coffee sector or to match the SDG Agenda as public or private donor organization. 


The initiative has been coordinated and implemented by Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung (HRNS) since its inception in 2010.  


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