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Top Sustainability Experts meet in Ethiopia, the legendary home of coffee

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 16 February 2012. Ato Fikru Amenu, Deputy Director in the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture launched the Second African Coffee Sustainability Forum: “Creating market access through sustainable practices” in Addis Ababa on 15 February 2012.Over 130 participants representing the main stakeholders in the African coffee sector took part in the event. The Forum was organized by the 4C Association and the Eastern African Fine Coffees Association (EAFCA) and built on the success of last year’s meeting in Arusha, Tanzania. This year’s Forum focused on three main topics regarding sustainable coffee production: coffee quality and productivity, climate change and capacity building and organizational development. Key expert speakers addressed these topics in plenary sessions. Besides the presentations, the delegates took part in parallel working groups for in-depth discussions on these issues. Participants exchanged lessons learned as well as shared best practices and j

3 days to go

The forum is fully booked and here is a preview of the presenters. The final program has also been updated. See you in Addis!! Presenters Abdullah Bagersh Chairman EAFCA Ethiopia Chapter Ted  van der Put Program Director IDH Harison Kalua Chairman EAFCA Cornel Kuhrt Senior Manager Food Corporate Responsibility Tchibo GmbH Annette Pensel Director Sustainability Innovations 4C Association Filtone Sandando International Projects Manager EAFCA Carlos Brando Director P&A International Marketing Anneke Fermont, PhD Regional Sustainability Manager at Volcafe / Kyagalanyi Tesfu Kebede Soil & water research process Coordinator Jimma Agricultural Research Ce