This idea was also emphasised by Mr. Nsibirwa: “In the African context, where yields are quite low, the very first step to make coffee farming a sustainable business for smallholders is to support them in increasing their productivity. For this to happen, all stakeholders need to unite efforts to provide the much needed support to farmers. This Forum is bringing them all around one table and taking their ideas and applying them in the African coffee fields”.
The African Coffee Sustainability Forum is organised by four organisations:
The Sustainable Coffee Program is a mainstream public/private consortium powered by IDH, major coffee industry representatives, trade and export partners, civil society organizations, governments and standard setting organizations.
The African Fine Coffees Association (AFCA) is a regional non profit, non political, member-driven association representing coffee sectors in 11 member countries.