New call for project proposals now open!

Our third call for proposal cycle to all SAFE Platform Partners and allies interested in participating in the pre-selection of SAFE project proposals for SAFE Individual Projects and Small Interventions will remain open until August 27th, 2018.

SAFE is open to receive Concept Notes for:

  • SAFE Individual Projects (expected average total budget of $2 million) and for
  • Small Interventions (average total budget of US$ 140.000).

We look forward to receiving innovative proposals that build partnerships and invest in responsible sourcing models to increase the inclusion of small holder farmers through integrated access to financial services, technical assistance, and markets.

SAFE Partners and allies are encouraged to establish contact with the SAFE Platform to obtain support from Hivos’ technical personnel in the process of building the proposal or adding capacities, scale or allies through SAFE Platform networking contacts.

If you have further questions or comments, please contact us at info@safeplatform.org 

 

 view call for proposals guidelines

Download concept note template

 

TRANSFORM

 

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.

 
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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.

 
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Impact

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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

 

Projects

 
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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.

 

Implementing partners

Oikocredit, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Fair Trade USA, and Keurig Green Mountain

Location

Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, and Peru

 
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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

 
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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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