What is the Global Coffee Platform?

The Global Coffee Platform (GCP) is the multi-stakeholder sustainable coffee platform that unites stakeholders in a non-competitive approach working towards a thriving, sustainable sector. The GCP sets into action the global agenda made through the publicprivate initiative, Vision 2020, to ultimately improve the livelihoods of coffee farming communities and the natural environment of coffee production areas.

What does the Global Coffee Platform do?

The GCP improves the livelihoods of coffee farming communities and the natural environment of coffee production areas through its three core functions: 1. The Global Platform provides an enabling environment for members to collectively define a common vision, act on national priorities, closely cooperate with governments, improve the effectiveness of sustainability programs, and contribute to greater impact at farm level. 2. The Baseline Common Code is a set of globally referenced baseline principles and practices for coffee production and processing. It aims to create a level playing field and underpin national sustainability strategies to enable sector-wide adoption of minimum sustainability requirements. 3. The Global Progress Framework provides the coffee sector with the means to collectively report, measure and compete on sustainability efforts to drive improvements towards the common vision.

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