Katherine Löfberg is the new chair of International Coffee Partners (ICP), a non-profit founded in 2001 to make smallholder coffee farming more competitive and to improve livelihoods for coffee farmers all over the world.
“We started off in a cautious way with two projects, but today we have a really systematic and structured process. We have started 23 projects in 12 countries; both smaller projects and larger, more regional projects. We have reached more than 30,000 coffee farmers, whose incomes have doubled or even trebled,” she said. Löfberg is chairman of the board of the 110-year-old family company Löfbergs.
Löfbergs co-founded the ICP. Katherine Löfberg said the organization’s goals and methods fit well into the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Sustainable Development Goals, SDG’s) that was launched in 2015.
“SDG´s focus is on eradicating poverty and hunger, securing human rights for all, achieving gender equality and empowerment of women and girls and protecting the planet and its natural resources,” she said. Learn more: www.coffee-partners.org