“Climate change threatens the world´s coffee production. Coffee is in trouble and so are the farmer families who grow it.”

Since 2010, the initiative for coffee&climate (c&c) implements its vision to enable coffee farmers worldwide to adapt to climate change. Not only to save your daily cup of coffee, but also the operations of coffee farmers worldwide. With current commitments of coffee companies and public partners farming families will benefit from c&c activities. We work in the field together with smallholder coffee farmers, their families and communities, and local partners in a precompetitive way.

latest blog posts

Planting trees for a more climate-friendly 2019

Usa River, Tanzania – December 19th - 2018 has been an exciting and important year for the initiative for coffee&climate. Our fieldwork continued and expanded, in Central America our networks with partners as Promecafe grew, we increased the south-south exchange in...

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Climate Smart Innovation in Swahili

Usa River, Tanzania - December 12th, 2018 - Ubunifu is the Swahili word for creativity. And not only in Tanzania one needs a little bit of Ubunifu in order to be successful and make a difference in protecting the climate. The Mbokomu Youth Group in the Kilimanjaro...

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where we work





quick facts

local trainers

community adaptation plans

smallholder coffee farming households by 2019

Strengthening national and local institutions and implementers. Through a “Training Of Trainer” format, we qualify third parties to implement coffee&climate practices.


coffee&climate supported 10 community adaptation plans, which were facilitated and are being implemented.

Through our coffee&climate training on climate smart agriculture practices, we support farmers to increase their resilience to climate change.

status January 2018

Without the trainings of c&c I am not sure if my coffee farm would be this good. Emanuel Wilson Nkuyu

Coffee farmer from Tanzania

Through the training courses of c&c I have learned a great deal about technological methods of coffee production. Chau

Coffee farmer from Vietnam

members of the initiative for coffee&climate

c&c was started in 2010 as a public-private partnership by important coffee companies and development organisations.

Since then, various other members have joined the initiative.

founding members

further members

implementing agents