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Here is how International Coffee Partners is reworking its Theory of Change

International Coffee Partners Theory of Change

MILAN — In 2001 Löfbergs co-founded International Coffee Partners (ICP), where eight family-owned coffee companies contribute to the development of small-scale coffee farmers. ICP’s vision is to improve smallholder farmer families’ livelihoods.

To achieve that, ICP is not here for the short term. ICP 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.

The Theory of Change describes how to make smallholder coffee farming more competitive, based on sustainable practices. 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.

Download the Theory of Change at this link.

Family-owned coffee companies

International Coffee Partners (ICP) is a strong pre-competitive partnership of eight leading family-owned European coffee companies. ICP-shareholders are: Delta Cafés (Portugal), Franck (Croatia), Joh. Johannson (Norway), Lavazza (Italy), Löfbergs (Sweden), Neumann Gruppe (Germany), Paulig (Finland), and Tchibo (Germany).