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 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: Tierra Colombia
The project will implement an information and data-based platform with tools and information sources and practices adapted to the farmer’s needs. ICT adoption workshops for coffee growers, youth and women will also take place to help asses permanent needs, identify problems, and develop solutions.
The project will create “Innovation Labs” in two of the Schools and Farms already connected to the Internet, by Lavazza as well as in 4 local public libraries. These spaces will foster activities of co-creation, resolution of challenges, among others. In these Labs, new local Ag-Tech ideas will be tested. Youth will have a key role in these labs.
MAKAIA, Lavazza Foundation, ALO&Partners, Microsoft Colombia, and Carcafé.
Colombia. State of Meta, municipalities of Mesetas, Lejanías and San Juan de Arama. Located between the Macarena and Sumapaz National Parks. A former epicenter of the conflict in Colombia, severely hit by violence and displacement.
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.