“A call to action to make coffee the first sustainable agricultural product in the world”
SCAN is pleased to announce that it is officially supporting the Sustainable Coffee Challenge.
Conservation International, along with a dynamic and diverse coalition from across the sector, has formed the Sustainable Coffee Challenge in a collaboration to achieve a sustainable coffee sector.
On March 8th, alongside the International Coffee Organization’s 4th World Coffee Conference in Addis Ababa, the Sustainable Coffee Challenge (SCC) launched its roadmap for making coffee the world’s first sustainable agricultural product.
SCAN has been participating in one of the SCC working groups (Framework) and is impressed with their focus, convening power and transparency. The SCC is developing into an important reporting service on sustainability efforts and initiatives as well as a proactive mechanism for promoting change and development, which also reflects SCAN’s focus.
The following statement was sent to the SCC to express SCAN’s support and participation:
“The Sustainable Commodity Assistance Network (SCAN) supports the SCC and its partners in realizing a truly sustainable coffee sector. SCAN is a network of 17 international organizations promoting needs-based technical assistance and capacity building for producers and producer groups. Linked directly to the international SCAN platform are national, multi-stakeholder platforms in coffee producing countries, which collaborate on the development and delivery of technical assistance. The commitments and partnerships that will arise from the SCC will be key to expanding positive impact in producer countries and all along supply chains. We look forward to working together to make coffee the first truly sustainable sector.”
To read more about the Sustainable Coffee Challenge, view the full press release here.