AdapCC combines private and public resources in order to support smallholder farmers in their ability to cope with
climatic risks. The contract of the Public-Private Partnership
is agreed between the UK's Fairtrade Company Cafédirect
and the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ). Both partners contribute their financial and technical resources and
their worldwide networks to the project.
Cafédirect is the UK's largest Fairtrade hot drinks company. It works
with growers from 39 tea, coffee and
cocoa grower organisations in 13 countries, ensuring that over a quarter of a million growers receive a sustainable
income from trade. It's grower partners own shares in the company and sit on the Cafédirect board. As part of
Cafédirect's Gold Standard Fairtrade policy, it reinvests on average 60% of its operating profits back into
tailor-made support and training initiatives with the grower organisations.
German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) was an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development. Its
corporate objective was to improve people's living conditions on a sustainable basis. GTZ was federally owned by
the German government. They supported the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and other
international clients in achieving its development-policy objectives. GTZ worked on a public-benefit basis. All
surpluses generated were channelled back into its own international cooperation projects. From 1 January 2011,
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH was formed. It brings together the long-standing
expertise of the Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst (DED) gGmbH (German development service), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für
Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH (German technical cooperation) and InWEnt – Capacity Building International,
Germany. For further information, go to
Smallholder producers as the target group are the main partners of the project.
They are involved in the important decisions at all stages of the project. The project is implemented by the PPP partners
Cafédirect and GTZ with the support of Twin and Imani Development and
many technical cooperation programs of GTZ.
To review the project progress and to advise on important project decisions and relevant activities an
Experts Committee is supervising the project implementation. AdapCC is also
supported by scientific institutions at international and national level as well as by institutions of the international
cooperation for development. AdapCC invites all interested parties to cooperate with the project activities.