ICP’s vision is to improve smallholder farmer families’ livelihoods. To achieve that, ICP is not here for the short term. International Coffee Partners is committed to long-term projects and long-term impact in the coffee sustainability sector. That’s why ICP recently reworked its Theory of Change alongside with the current 5-years strategy. We are glad to introduce it now for download.

Smallholder families’ livelihoods can only be improved with a holistic approach that combines different aspects of their daily life such as running a farm like a family business, stronger inclusion of the next generation, mitigating effects of climate change and developing strong farmer organizations. With gender equality as a fundamental aspect of all areas of work, ICP’s aims to joint decision making and planning of responsibilities in smallholder communities.

The vision of International Coffee Partners (ICP) is to improve the livelihoods of smallholder coffee farming families by making them more competitive, based on sustainable practices. – ICP’s Vision of Change

Within the current projects in Honduras, Brazil, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania and Indonesia ICP motivates smallholder families to grow quality coffee and to diversify production to secure food consumption and to stabilize family income.

Download and read ICP’s Theory of Change to understand more. Get in touch with us for questions, feedback or sharing your thoughts.

Additional Field Notes

Alleviating the impact of COVID-19 on farmers in Uganda and Tanzania

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ICP Theory of Change ready for download

ICP’s vision is to improve smallholder farmer families’ livelihoods. To achieve that, ICP is not here for the short term. International Coffee Partners is committed to long-term projects and long-term impact in the coffee sustainability sector. That’s why ICP recently...

How COVID-19 impacts smallholder coffee farmer families

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis poses long-term risks on the livelihood situation of smallholder coffee farmer families around the globe. When the Coronavirus pandemic started, International Coffee Partners (ICP) remained committed to its support for these families from...

COVID-19: Dealing with lost harvests in Ethiopia

Since October 2019, ICP is implementing the CAFE-project in Ethiopias Amhara Region in co-funding with the Austrian Development Agency (ADA). Now in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, ICP field staff is specifically important to the farmer families. “In Ethiopia and...

Indonesia: The Almukatin family in times of COVID-19

It’s a 1 ha farm that belongs to the family of Pak Almukatin. Together with his wife and two daughters, he grows coffee, pepper, chili, ginger and areca nuts. Located in Sebaja village in the ICP-project region southern Sumatra the family lives in one of the major...

ICP in Honduras: “We handled the coffee rust crisis, we will handle COVID-19”

The Coronavirus puts high pressure upon the livelihoods of smallholder coffee farmer families around the world. International Coffee Partners (ICP) reacted at a very early stage to the pandemic by informing coffee communities how to protect themselves but also by...

COVID-19: Simon, a young farmer from Uganda, tells his story

Some weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic started to spread around the world, we meet Simon. He is a young farmer from Mityana, Uganda. We wanted to tell you about his daily life through his own eyes. While we finalized the story, the novel Coronavirus also came to...

COVID-19: How International Coffee Partners (ICP) acts in this situation

International Coffee Partners (ICP) remains committed to support smallholder coffee farmer families especially during the COVID-19 pandemic International Coffee Partners (ICP) is concerned about the possible short and long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on...