National Dialogue

Exporting Countries

National Dialogue

The workstream on Sector Transformation in Exporting Countries’ aims to strengthen or create multi-stakeholder platforms in coffee exporting countries. The primary goal of these platforms is to foster collaborative actions and promote an enabling environment for change, ultimately equipping the countries to effectively confront the challenges of the coffee sector in the future.

In 2023, we are focusing on the following quick wins:

  • Co-create and establish five nationally led multi-stakeholder collaboration processes to effectively address challenges and transform coffee sectors, where possible building on and strengthening existing structures.
  • Coordinate the workstream’s goals and targets to leverage country transformation processes with focus areas of other technical workstreams.

Our 2025 targets include:

  • Five new or updated National Coffee Sustainability Plans embedded in coffee sector strategies steer collaborative action of national and international stakeholders to transform coffee sectors.
  • South-south knowledge sharing and learning mechanism disseminates successful approaches and inspires replication in other ICO exporting member countries.
  • Collaboration and alignment among stakeholders have effectively enabled the delivery of 2025 targets of the ICO Roadmap (CPPTF TWs) in accordance with exporting country priorities.

Our long-term aspirations for 2023 are:

  • Collaborative processes have progressed in 10 ICO exporting member countries, with National Coffee Sustainability Plans under implementation, supporting the transformation of the national coffee sector.
  • Collaboration and alignment among stakeholders have effectively enabled the delivery of goals of the ICO Roadmap in accordance with exporting country priorities.

The technical workstream is being facilitated by the UNDP and the Global Coffee Platform (GCP). We are currently collaborating with the National Agriculture Export Board (NAEB) in Rwanda, the Coffee Industry Corporation in Papua New Guinea, the Secretary of Economic Development, Secretary of Agriculture and Livestock, and CONACAFE, in Honduras, and the Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development (SADER) in Mexico. Other stakeholders include: traders, exporters, roasters, NGOs, civil society, farmer cooperatives and organizations, national, provincial and national authorities in Honduras, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda and other coffee producing countries.