4th African Coffee Sustainability Forum

Sustainable Coffee Farming as a Business
for African Coffee Farmers:
Learnings, challenges & joint efforts for solutions

12th February 2014, Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika,
Bujumbura, Burundi

(Version 10.02.2014)

08.30 – 09.00
Participants registration

AFCA and 4CA
09.00 – 09.20
Welcome and Opening
Words of welcome by
  • Harrison Kalua, Chairman AFCA
  • Ted van der Put, Program Director, IDH
  • Francois Nkurunziza, President Inter Cafe
Official opening by:
  • Honorable Minister Mrs Odette Kayitesi, Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Burundi

Moderated by Melanie Rutten-Suelz, Executive Director,
4C Association
09.20 – 09.40

Key note: “The Kilo Paradigm Reweighed” by Robert W. Nsibirwa Chairman of 4C Association and Board Member of AFCA

9.40 – 10.00
Coffee Break - network and enjoy selected coffees from AFCA members!

10.00 – 11:30

1. Panel Session: Addressing key sustainability issues - the Business Case for Sustainable Coffee Production
Input presentation: “A Business Case for Sustainable Coffee Production”: insights and key learnings from studies on Ethiopia and Uganda (35 min) commissioned by The Sustainable Coffee Program (SCP) powered by IDH; by Ted v.d. Put, Program Director, IDH and Paul Stewart, Regional Director, TechnoServe
Moderated panel discussion with:
  • Abdullah Bagersh, SA Bagersh PLC, Ethiopia
  • David Muwonge, Nucafé, Uganda
  • Francis Chesang, UCDA, Uganda
  • Dr. Anneke Fermont, Kyagalanyi, Uganda
  • Neil la Croix, Mondelez International
  • Julius Nganga, Utz Certified
Moderated by John Schluter, Café Africa

Including questions from the audience

11.30 – 11.45
Report back from workshop on “Sustainable Coffee Farming as a Family Business”
Sarah Schach, Board Member of AFCA

11.45 - 13.00
2. Panel Session: Addressing Key Sustainability Issues:
Coffee& Climate Change and Gender

Input presentation: “The gender amplifier: new potentials in climate change adaptation” by Michael Opitz, Director of Hanns R. Neumann Foundation (20 min)

Moderated panel discussion with:
  • Farmer representative
  • Linda Butler, Nestlé
  • Catherine v.d. Wees, Hivos
  • Bridget Carrington, Dormans Coffee
  • Winnie Mwaniki, Rainforest Alliance

Moderated by Dr. Joseph Kimemia, Coffee Research Foundation

Including: Questions from the audience
13.00 – 14.30
Networking lunch supported by Sustainable Coffee Program powered by IDH

14.30 – 16.00
Re-cap and instructions for six parallel, interactive working groups on panel topics, supported by presenters and panelists:
development of action plans
Facilitator George Watene

16.00 – 16.20
Coffee Break – taste selected coffees from AFCA members!

16.20 – 16.40
Plenary session –  Information sharing on tools:
The Standards Map v. 2.0 with new modules
by Robert Skidmore, International Trade Center (ITC)

16.40 – 17.10
Plenary session: Report back from working groups
17.10 – 17.30
Closing panel
1)     Summary of the event, main results and lessons learnt
2)     Next steps

Café Africa

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