The Corporate Social Responsibility Research Foundation (CSRRF) is a non-profit organization that focuses on the overseas investment of Chinese companies and is committed to the promotion of corporate social responsibility. It was registered and established in Hong Kong in 2014.
The foundation hopes to build a platform for companies, non-profit organizations to communicate with the government, media, and academia, so that more Chinese companies can understand corporate social responsibility, participate in related practices, and achieve healthy and sustainable operations and development.
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Bon Coffee was launched by Phoenix Satellite TV’s Odyssey of the Dragon documentary series and Corporate Social Responsibility Research Foundation (CSRRF).
We choose the highest quality coffee beans to make you feel good. We reveal the stories behind the coffee to show you the wider world. By choosing Bon Coffee, you can also participate in positive change and help illuminate new life choices and sustainable development paths for people around the world.
Odyssey of the Dragon
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“Odyssey of the Dragon” is a documentary series launched by Phoenix Satellite TV in January 2016 with Phoenix Dragon is solely responsible for planning and production.
“Odyssey” began to chronicle Chinese capital’s participation in international development, the sustainability of Chinese overseas corporate development, and the impact of South-South cooperation on the global political and economic order. In 2019, our production team has traveled to more than 70 countries and shot more than 300 cases.
The program works with Chinese government agencies, the United Nations Development Program, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and a number of top scholars to produce and promote sustainable development initiatives.
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Corporate Social Responsibility Research Foundation (CSRRF) is a non-profit organization focused on overseas investment by Chinese companies and is committed to corporate social responsibility. It was incorporated in Hong Kong in 2014.
CSRRF is a platform for enterprises and non-profit organizations to communicate with government, media, and academic community, so that more Chinese companies can understand corporate social responsibility, participate in relevant practices, and achieve healthy and sustainable management and development.
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At over 1,000 meters above sea level, layers of raw soil nutrients have accumulated overthousands of years, giving Burmese coffee an unforgettable unique flavor.
“BON COFFEE” Myanmar select coffee beans hail from a small town called “Hopong” in Shan State, northern Myanmar.
Rugged terrain, remote location and an average elevation of about 800 meters, coupled with a lugubrious climate and fertile soil that has been deposited for thousands of years, has made this one of the regions with the highest poppy planting density and drug production in the “Golden Triangle”.
According to statistics from the United Nations Programme, most of the 15 million poor people in Myanmar are concentrated in remote mountainous areas. As the drug problem threatens the security of the international community and hinders local development, poppy cultivation is illegal. But for the poppy growers here, the only law that really matters is to survive.
To free the local people from an opium-dependent economy, since the 1990s international organizations and neighboring China have promoted “alternative planting projects” in local areas, helping farmers cultivate other crops such as rubber and fruit. In cases, mulberry trees and other plants have successfully replaced opium poppies as viable cash crops.
In 2014, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched a coffee alternative planting project in the “Hopong” region to provide local farmers with coffee seeds and provide technical guidance, and then assisted local establishment of agricultural cooperatives to enhance farmers’ bargaining power and experience. During the three-year planting period, the first batch of coffee beans was successfully produced at the end of 2018.
Our Mission Our Vision
From the initial coffee bean planting to the final harvest and roasting, we support alternative planting projects and value sustainable production methods.
By developing all production chains in Myanmar, we can provide jobs and training as we help a struggling region finally change track to a more sustainable development path.
All project proceeds will be used to support sustainable development projects in Myanmar.
Opium, heroin, morphine, cocaine and other organic drugs are largely grown in least developed countries. Here, armed conflicts may occur year round, politics are unstable and farmers can only rely on the land to survive. In the past, in order to prevent drugs from being shipped abroad, mandatory eradication was carried out on drug crops. In order to deal with this kind of suppression, farmers migrated to even more remote places to plant drugs, causing great damage to the environment. Amidst forced migration, poverty, hunger and armed conflict, drug crops have revived and continue to proliferate.
One way to break this destructive cycle is through planting “replacement crops”. In short, poppies, the precursors for opium and heroin, can be replaced by other cash crops like sugarcane, bananas, mulberry trees and coffee beans.
Successfully implementing crop replacement requires significant planning, preparation and engagement. Farmers must first be provided with essential materials, such as loans and capital. Safety and protective measures, roads and transportation facilities must also all be in place. The successful implementation of alternative planting measures requires wise government and support from social, health and education services.
Sustainable production methods
What does sustainable production mean in the coffee industry?Every link in the coffee industry chain is closely intertwined and affects each other at three levels: economic, social and environmental. Environmental value refers to minimizing damage to nature; Social value refers to meeting human needs; Economic value refers to profitability, ensuring that projects have certain funds to ensure operation.
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We choose highest quality coffee beans to make you feel good. We reveal the stories behind the coffee to show you the wider world.
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By choosing Bon Coffee, you can also participate in positive change and help illuminate new life choices and sustainable development paths for people around the world.