Episode 1: Sustainability
Lenita Ingelin, Managing Director of the Paulig Coffee Division, kicks off our new series titled “Coffee Break.” With this series, we will have meaningful conversations with ICP shareholders, partners, and farmers. In episode 1 we focus on sustainability and what that means to not only Paulig, one of our founding shareholders but also what it means for ICP. Lenita also discusses the vital work ICP has been doing over the years to promote sustainable livelihoods and how that relates to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Take a look at our first episode and stay tuned for further installments of the Coffee Break series.
However, it was clear by both sides that youth need to have a place in the discussion. ICP, along with its implementing partner Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung, work together with coffee-farming families to enable a resilient, long-term future. By including youth in discussions, we learn and understand their needs. Many want to remain in their rural communities and inherit their families coffee business, but with falling coffee prices, lack of financial support, and climate change; youth are migrating to more urban areas.