Prioritization Tools & Resources

Leveraging science to support landscape planning

As we advance the work of the Challenge, we continue to leverage the latest science – led by Conservation International or partners – to develop tools and resources that will help guide decision making and prioritize investments in coffee sustainability on the ground. Find an overview of the latest tools and resources below that can help your organization better define and prioritize the where, what and why as you navigate landscape efforts in coffee.


The Coffee Resilience Atlas was developed by Conservation International to help practitioners across the industry better understand the overlay between coffee and nature priorities. The atlas features global conservation layers on biodiversity, irrecoverable carbon and nature dependent people that are clipped to suitable areas for arabica and robusta. Additionally, new global layers were created to visualize coffee relevant information, by incorporating data on coffee production and area under cultivation.

How can this tool be used?

The resilience atlas is accessible for users to navigate on their own, and can be used by corporate sustainability and sourcing teams, civil society and researchers to:

  • Better understand or validate environmental priorities in places where coffee is being sourced.
  • To analyze hotspots that can inform landscape priorities and investments.




In light of climate change and potential shifts in production, understanding opportunities for improved land management in coffee landscapes is key. However, conservation prioritization data and maps are complex and often difficult for local stakeholders to use. Through funding from the Walmart Foundation, together with the Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) and Rainforest Alliance, Conservation International developed a tool in Google Earth Engine that allows non-technical users to generate customized prioritization scenarios for coffee areas in the two pilot countries, Colombia and Indonesia.

How can the tool be used?

This tool can be utilized by different types of users for the purpose of stakeholder engagement, program planning or adaptive management of projects. Specifically, the tool:

  • Enables local organizations in a landscape to visualize, prioritize and socialize challenges and opportunities.
  • Provides science-backed data the supports project developers in prioritizing areas for intervention.
  • Can support discussions on where to expand or adapt current efforts to achieve the maximum environmental and social impacts.

To learn additional information on the tool and methodology, visit the document carousel at the bottom of this page.



Restoration & Protection Tool Summary
Methods & Data Sources
Colombia Landscape Action Plan
Indonesia Landscape Action Plan
Walmart Esri Poster
Coffee & Forests Executive Summary
SCC Webinar Mapping & Monitoring Summary

Disclaimer: The restoration & protection planning tool was made possible through funding by Walmart Foundation. The findings, conclusion and recommendations presented are those of Conservation International alone, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Walmart Foundation.