Funding Partners

Our funders care about results and want to power deep and lasting impact.

From farmers to global brands, COSA facilitates the understanding of sustainability and how to measurably improve it. We believe that data can be the voice of the farmer. Yet, data and information are useless until distilled thoughtfully to serve as functional knowledge for farming communities and those that work with them.

Join us in driving more effective approaches to sustainability as a public good.

  • Applying data-driven approaches to climate-smart sustainability such as landscapes, multi-stakeholder platforms, and “sustainability intelligence”
  • Using common, open access metrics as the most effective way to understand what’s working and what is not working – and to help achieve the SDGs
  • Leveraging impact at scale by understanding rural resilience and the influence of producer organizations on smallholders
  • Creating opportunities for democratization of farmers’ data so that they, too, can gain knowledge, empowering their decision-making about sustainability practices

We invite conversations with funders who share our vision.

With thanks to our core supporters

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation focuses on areas of the world’s greatest needs and on the ways in which they can do the most good to dramatically improve the quality of life for billions of people. The foundation builds partnerships that bring together resources, expertise, and vision—working with the best organizations around the globe to identify issues, find answers, and drive change. Their Agriculture Development investments are grounded in agriculture’s strong track record of providing an effective pathway out of poverty.


SECO is the Swiss federal government’s center of expertise for all core issues relating to economic policy. Its aim is to ensure sustainable economic growth by putting in place the necessary regulatory and economic policy conditions.

The Ford Foundation believes that all people should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, contribute to society, and have voice in the decisions that affect them. Their mandate is to end poverty, by “working with visionaries on the frontlines of social change worldwide.”

The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, is funded by 39 donors and supports private sector-led development benefitting low-income populations and the poor. A core MIF mission is to act as a development laboratory – experimenting, pioneering, and taking risks in order to build and support successful micro and SME business models.

ITC‘s mission is to enable small business export success in developing and transition-economy countries, by providing, with partners, sustainable and inclusive development solutions to the private sector, trade support institutions and policymakers.

IISD is an international public policy research institute for sustainable development, with a goal of advancing social justice and reducing poverty within the limits imposed by ecosystem and resource resilience.

The International Coffee Organization (ICO) is the main intergovernmental organization for coffee, bringing together exporting and importing Governments to tackle the challenges facing the world coffee sector through international cooperation. Its Member Governments represent 98% of world coffee production and 67% of world consumption.

NORAD is a directorate under the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its goals include empowering recipient countries to achieve their own development goals; applying knowledge of what works and what doesn’t in order to improve development assistance; and instigating public debate on development assistance in the fight against poverty.

USAID works in more than 100 countries around the world expanding democracy and free markets while also extending a helping hand to people struggling to make a better life, recover from a disaster or striving to live in a free and democratic country. USAID extends help from the American people to achieve results for the poorest and most vulnerable around the world.

UNCTAD is an authoritative knowledge-based institution whose work aims to help shape current policy debates and thinking on development, while promoting the integration of developing countries into the world economy.

ENTWINED´s objective is to provide scientific knowledge, and to provide tools to support Swedish and other European negotiators and stakeholders in integrating environmental aspects into the international trade regime.

Solidaridad is an international organization dedicated to responsible food production to feed the growing world population and to providing the world with an alternative to fossil fuels. Solidaridad invests in enterprising farmers in developing countries, putting emphasis on the improvement of their land use, so that production can increase while at the same time harm to people and the environment is decreased.