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International Coffee Day

To commemorate the first  International Coffee Day , world coffee leaders meeting in Milan at the Global Coffee Forum  made this morning the Coffee and  Sustainability morning. You can follow live streams of  the inspiring messages here the agenda for the day is here happy   #InternationalCoffeeDay
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Setting in Motion Sustainable Development in the African Coffee Sector

Bujumbura, 17 February 2014 – The 4 th annual African Coffee Sustainability Forum took place in Bujumbura, Burundi, on 12 February 2014. Under the theme “Sustainable Coffee Farming as a Business for African Coffee Farmers: Learnings, challenges & joint efforts for solutions”, the Forum brought together 150 stakeholders to address the key factors influencing the adoption of sustainability practices by African coffee farmers. In his opening speech, Burundi's Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Mr. Boniface Mwikomo remarked: “ The ‘Business Case for Sustainability ’ no longer needs to be proved , provided that the activities that lead to sustainability are helping the coffee farmers to improve their productivity and the quality of their coffee. This in turn should result in safer and more stable revenues for them ”. Co-organised by the 4C Association, the African Fine Coffees Association (AFCA), the Sustainable Coffee Programme powered by IDH

Burundi Organisations Meet For an Awareness on the Different Standards

Star hotel, Bunjumbura 11.02.2014 Under the facilitation of Intercafe, AFCA and the 4C Association and with the valuable input of Fairtrade UTZ and Rainforest alliance. More than 30 Burundian participants from different coffee groups across the country met for an awareness half day on the different approaches to sustainability and the sustainability challenges in the Burundian coffee sector. Officiated  by the Secretary general of Intercafe Oscar,  retaliated the need to have the different participants in the industry understand what the different standards bring in relation to supporting the Burundian coffee farmers achieve a sustainable future. The session was also meant to help the different stakeholders participate effectively in the 4th African Coffee Sustainability Forum. The promotion manager Intercafe noted that their approach  is to ensure there is enough capacity to facilitate at least 10 % of the farmers a year to effectively take part in this programs.


With one week to go all available places at the 4th African Coffee Sustainability Forum have been pre-booked. Registration has closed and for those that were not to lucky to grab a physical slot, we will be offering you a virtual peep in the days after the forum . See you at the shores of the Great Lakes to Inspire the Sustainable Resurgence of the African Coffee Industry.


The  African Fine Coffee Association (AFCA) in collaboration with the 4C Association and the Sustainable Coffee Program powered by IDH is organizing the 4th African Coffee Sustainability Forum:  “Sustainable Coffee Farming as a Business for African Coffee Farmers: Learnings, challenges & joint efforts for solutions”  on 12th February in Bujumbura, Burundi.  The Forum will take place one day prior to the start of the 11th Africa Fine Coffee Conference and Exhibition. This year’s program addresses the key business factors influencing the adoption of sustainability practices by African coffee farmers: A Business Case for Sustainable Coffee Production: insights and key learnings from studies  on Ethiopia and Uganda Coffee and Climate change Benefiting coffee farming families - gender and youth in sustainable coffee value chains: results and next steps of program implementation from gender and youth Please view the program here . REGISTRATION  CLOSED!
SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD!  Dear partners and members Whether you attended the 3rd African Coffee Sustainability Forum this year or couldn't make it to the event, you can now access all the speaker presentations online.  To access these go to the presentations page and click on the relevant presentation title. You can also view the photos of the Forum in our photo gallery .