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What is SAI Platform? A common initiative of the trade & food industry Aiming to actively : • Support the development of mainstream sustainable agriculture • Communicate worldwide about it Including all valuable initiatives & concepts contributing to sustainable agriculture Involving all food chain stakeholders interested
Coffee Working Group - Introduction Launched in March 2003 (meeting with stakeholders) Today, 8 members: Efico Nestlé Sara Lee DE VOLCAFE Ecom Kraft Foods Neumann Kaffee Gruppe (Mr. Opitz, Chairman) Tchibo
Coffee Working Group - Activities Common Understanding • Mission Statement • Draft Sustainable Green Coffee Principles & Practices Consultation & cooperation • Stakeholder consultation within working group’s activities • Cooperation with key initiatives & organisations to effectively encourage the development of sustainable coffee production Implementation • Pilot Projects to test and improve practices • Review of projects & related documents with key stakeholders • Mechanisms to roll-out practices
Recommendations for SCI Encourage the development of mainstream sustainable coffee including all valuable concepts Not duplicating work done by and time spent within other fora, rather… … building linkages with existing initiatives and filling the gaps notably by... … focusing on cross-cutting issues (research, policy instruments, global & transparent sustainability standards etc)