The Hanns R. Nemann Siftung Foundation and USAID teamed up to launch the Feed the Future partnership for Climate Smart Coffee at Sintercafé in Costa Rica.
“We want to make it as easy and effective as possible for the private sector to invest in proven climate change adaptations,” said Jan von Enden, HRNS North America. “Our goal is to align existing experience and streamline private sector investment in ‘climate smart’ practices,” he said.
“The millions of smallholder farmers who serve as the backbone of the coffee sector are increasingly threatened by changing climatic conditions,” said Kevin Fath, an agriculture development specialist with USAID . We believe we can improve livelihoods in coffee growing communities by bringing together these expert organizations with a specific focus on coordinating science and developing tools the private sector can use to drive investment in climate smart coffee production.”
The consortium includes Initiative for Coffee & Climate, World Coffee Research, Conservation International, Root Capital, the Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security program of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, and the Sustainable Food Lab.
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