Good, Clean and Fair Coffee
The Slow Food Coffee Coalition supports the creation of a Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) to identify Good, Clean and Fair Coffee.
What is a PGS initiative?
“Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) are locally-focused quality assurance systems. They certify producers based on active participation of stakeholders and are built on a foundation of trust, social networks and knowledge exchange.”
Official Definition, 2008
The Slow Food Coffee Coalition believes that there is no such thing as a flawless certification system, but we prefer models based on trust, collaboration, and which do not financially burden producers.
Key Elements: The Slow Food Coffee Coalition PGS initiative has the following key elements:
A shared vision, trust, horizontality, participation, shared responsibilities, a learning process and a community of producers which must have the ownership of the process.
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