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.
Over 143,000 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: NAMA Café Costa Rica
In order to reinforce a multipliable model in the coffee sector, a total of 21 demonstrative farms of 1 ha in all of the coffee regions of the country will be chosen. Good Agricultural Practices (GPAs) will be applied on these models, thus increasing productivity and lowering GHG emissions. These farms will serve as training centers for the growers who own them and for at least 10 other growers of their respective community.
ICAFÉ and GIZ.
All coffee producing regions of Costa Rica.
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.
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.