The goal of the Forum is for participants to share practical experiences on the successes and challenges of sustainable coffee production, processing and trading. Against this premise, the rationale of the forum is to draw input from participants to generate ideas, innovations, best practices, recommendations and proposals on how documented success can be sustained and scaled up and how challenges can be addressed to ensure an effective implementation of sustainable coffee practices.
topic received presentation from Mr. George Ooko of the Coffee Development Fund, who shared the fund’s successes and challenges to lending to smallholder coffee farmers in Kenya; Mr. Nate Schaffran from Root Capital shared his experiences so far and their vision for the future while Ms. Noemi Perez of FAST presented on financing a sustainable Africa.
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!