We seek to transform coffee and cocoa landscapes to create more people-centred and inclusive environments, through the adoption of sustainable climate-smart agricultural practices.


What is SAFE?


The Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Environment (SAFE) Platform is a multi-stakeholder alliance initiated by the IDB Lab, coordinated by Hivos and co-founded by private sector participants, donors and non-governmental organizations that share a common vision: improve the livelihood of farmers through the adoption of climate-smart agricultural practices, transforming coffee and cocoa landscapes.

The Platform leverages existing knowledge, expertise, and resources from all its members in order to implement a series of projects that pilot or scale up innovative value chain approaches.

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Over 120,000 farmers

So far, SAFE has benefited over 120,000 farmers and their relatives.


9 countries

We currently have projects in 9 Latin American countries.


$34 million

Our target is to invest $34 million USD in the region.

We're proud to present the Gender in Coffee documentary, directed and produced by Xavier Hamon and Hannah Stapleton. The film was co-produced by SAFE, with Hanns. R. Neumann Stiftung, Rainforest Alliance, and Lutheran World Relief as executive producers. 

"The issue of gender equity involves all of us. It isn't just about coffee farming communities. [...] The global coffee sector is comprised of a beautiful diversity of people from all origins, dozens and dozens of languages, and different expressions of gender. The coffee sector needs to be welcoming and inclusive to everyone." - Kimberly Easson




Featured project:

Climate-smart cocoa


The project’s objective is to enhance the competitiveness of small-scale cocoa producers through access to precision agriculture technologies and innovative credit products.

Implementing partners

ECOM, Oikocredit, Grameen Foundation, and COSA.


Ecuador, with the possibility of expanding to other countries in the second and/or third year of implementation.

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Our Partners


Our Partners are frontrunners in their fields, committed to working toward a more sustainable world.
We also work with other organizations in each project. Visit each project profile to discover who they are.


Knowledge Platform


We believe that learnings, knowledge, and tools that can help make coffee and cocoa more sustainable should be shared.

You can find valuable links to toolkits, publications, infographics, and more visiting our Knowledge page.

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