Genuine development, for Coffee For Peace, must be inclusive. Or else, we do not see it as development at all!
CFP appreciates and supports the Millenium Development Goals of the United Nations:
:: Develop a Global partnership for development
:: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
:: Achieve Universal primary education
:: Promote gender equality and empower women
:: Reduce child mortality
:: Improve maternal health
:: Ensure environmental sustainability
For CFP, the key ingredients of development are:
:: poverty alleviation,
:: human rights
:: civil society participation.
Genuine development for CFP is the process of ensuring that all marginalized/excluded groups are included in the development process.
How CFP contributes to 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
End poverty in all its forms everywhere. CFP especially focuses on communities that are generally marginalized economically because of geography and historical injustices against them. Our farming partners receive PhP350.00 or $8.75 a day.
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Among our tribal farming partners in Kalinga Province, CFP offers vocational and livelihood training among youth in coordination and in cooperation with the local high school principal and teachers.
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. 80 percent of CFP’s farming partners are women.
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. Arabica coffee trees need bigger trees as shades. The bigger trees that are conserved and planted through CFP’s Arabica farming program serve to protect the forests on the mountains where our farming partners operate; thus, protecting the water shed around our general areas of operation.
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. CFP promotes justice-oriented trading and livelihood program among our farming partners. We are training them not just to be suppliers of raw materials, but also to process, package, and market their products. By teaching them the art of processing their products through the various stages of the value chain, we are actually training them to be ‘farmerpreneurs’.
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. CFP seeks to understand and learn the customs, social organization, and indigenous economic structures of our farming communities. For CFP, modern technology must be assessed, processed, applied, and evaluated through the lenses of local, indigenous wisdom.
Reduce inequality within and among countries. CFP partners with international buyers and distributors like Level Ground Trading, and have invited them to visit our farming communities in the Philippines. Our local and national buyers-clients are also educated on inclusive development as a basis for long-term partnership.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. CFP’s three-fold advocacies are farmers, environment, and peacebuilding. We train and organize our farming partners into Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Communities and part of the training course are various skills in disaster preparation and response.
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss. Our Arabica growing program, which involves preserving the forests and planting big trees, help mitigate soil erosion on our mountains.
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. CFP’s farming partners are organized into Peace and Reconciliation Communities. The training course includes fundamentals of peacebuilding, conflict transformation, negotiating skills, mediation skills, and other active non-violent justice advocacies.
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development. CFP is part of a global community of faith-based peacebuilders, direct fair traders, inclusive development practitioners in the business and financial sectors – all working for the welfare of our farming partners.