Ethos Agriculture is a team of coffee sector and supply chain experts specialized in design, partnership building and research. We focus on creating a safe place for disruptive thinking in the coffee sector. In order to achieve this, we facilitate collaboration between initiatives and organizations across the sector - from coffee communities to consumers, resulting in creating opportunities for joint learning and collective impact.
What we do
Collaboration, Innovation and Sustainability are a mutually reinforcing triad. To fully leverage these forces requires new forms of engagement and alignment between stakeholders that are typically operating in silos.
Following a structured methodology, we assess your organization to identify your sustainability priorities. This leads to the design of a cohesive strategy, which identifies appropriate tools and targets partnership opportunities to address your priorities. Whether this requires value chain connections or attracting funders to leverage investments, we can help you along the way.
Define a sustainability identity and outline a pathway to drive collective impact through short, medium and long-term work plans
Form reinforcing partnerships with organizations across and beyond the coffee industry to create a collaborative advantage
Leverage your program to attract additional resources and engage value chain partners and consumers to support social and environmental causes
Increase public discourse and hold industry accountable against their own public commitments and the Sustainable Development Goals
Meet the Team
Our extensive experience and networks - at origin, the US and Europe - enables us to facilitate unique initiatives that leverage the private sector, international development, technology and research.
He founded Ethos Agriculture in 2017 to promote sustainable trade approaches that leverage his experience in cooperative management, agricultural research, rural development, finance and data science. He enjoys designing programs that use trade, data, and communications to amplify unrepresented voices in supply chains and ensure they are acknowledged and compensated as the guardians of their landscapes.
Frederik de Vries
Frederik specializes in facilitating strategic partnerships and implementing business development strategies. He believes the best way to create value is to share values. Prior to joining Ethos, he was responsible for Rainforest Alliance global partnership program to improve the reach, visibility and impact of RA´s work.
Sjoerd is a sociologist specialized in environment and sustainable development. His main areas of expertise include livelihoods improvement of farmers and workers, agricultural market development and sustainability standards in coffee, tea and cocoa value chains. Sjoerd is the lead author of the Coffee Barometer and the official DJ of Ethos.