Is your coffee ready for climate change?
The Alliance for Resilient Coffee announces the launch of new website
The Alliance for Resilient Coffee (ARC) has relaunched its website to better serve private and public partners in the coffee sector on how to react to the effects of climate change in coffee production. The new website has now launched and is available to view at: www.allianceforresilientcoffee.org.
Climate change is threatening the entire coffee supply chain from farm level to global level. The new web page includes a detailed summary of ongoing climate fieldwork in Guatemala, Honduras and Uganda. Updated Blogposts and results inform and engage members of the private sector about how to effectively adapt to climate change and improve their coffee resilience throughout the coffee value chain.
With climate change affecting coffee production and threatening the living of coffee farming families worldwide, the new ARC webpage consolidates the best climate expertise and presents solutions on how to successfully take action. ARC provides tailored services, on-farm intervention, co-investment opportunities and different partnerships that make it possible for actors in the industry to make their coffee value chain resilient by investing in Climate-Smart Agriculture (SCA). Investment packages are available for download. They deliver concrete actions and possibilities for the private sector to react.
A news and information section invites visitors to read the latest blogposts written by different consortium members and access documents such as the Ocotepeque, Honduras Landscape Assessment and Honduras Country Profile, to name just a few.
“It is essential to improve the livelihoods and resilience of coffee farmers and promote better environmental stewardship by having the private sector fully support and allocate resources to the implementation of climate-smart agriculture in coffee landscapes globally”, says Stefan Ruge, Program Manager of the Alliance for Resilient Coffee.
It is the consortiums goal to provide tools, knowledge, products and solutions needed to be able to implement climate-smart agriculture, increase private sector engagement and catalyze more widespread action on climate in the coffee sector.
About the Alliance for Resilient Coffee (ARC)
ARC, a Feed the Future project funded by The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is a consortium of seven leading non-governmental organizations and research institutions working at the intersection of climate change and coffee production.
Climate variability is so complex, that it requires a diverse and multi-faceted approach. Thanks to the synergy, collective work, expertise and proven tools developed by the ARC consortium and their current partners, climate change is being addressed through effective interventions that promote long term sustainable impact. ARC is currently generating climate data, developing new decision-making tools and implementing practical climate adaptation training for extension agents and coffee farmers throughout Central America and East Africa.
The Alliance for Resilient Coffee Partners:
Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung, Sustainable Food Lab, Conservation International, World Coffee Research, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA).