What is SAFE?
The Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Environment (SAFE) Platform is a multi-stakeholder alliance initiated by the MIF, 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.
Over 120,000 farmers
So far, SAFE has benefited over 120,000 farmers and their relatives.
We currently have projects in 9 Latin American countries.
Our target is to invest $34 million USD in the region.
"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: Price Risk Management
This project aims to transform the profitability, credit-worthiness, and competitiveness of 22 selected cooperatives from Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Colombia, and Peru over a three-year period.
Oikocredit, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Fair Trade USA, and Keurig Green Mountain
Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, and Peru
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.