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COMMODITIES FUND ACHIEVES ISO 9001:2015 CERTIFICATION

Commodities Fund, a State institution under the Kenya’s Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation that provides low cost revolving credit facilities to Crops sector in Kenya and a member institution of AFCA has attained International Standards Organization (ISO) 9001:2015 accreditation. Presenting the ISO Certificate to Prof. Eric Ogur, the Fund’s Sessional Chairman of Board of Trustees […]

KYAGALANYI WINS SUSTAINABLE STANDARD SETTER AWARD

At the Rainforest Alliance gala on 9th May 2018 in New York, Britta Wyss Bisang, RA’s Chief of Sustainable Supply Chains, presented a Sustainable Standard Setter Award to Anneke Fermont of Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd. Kyagalanyi, part of Volcafe, is the first African coffee company to win this prestigious award. The award recognizes the company’s efforts […]

RwandAir and Question Coffee are partnering to create economic opportunities for women in Rwanda

KIGALI — 28th March, 2018—RwandAir and Question Coffee announced today a ground breaking partnership to serve Rwandan specialty coffee on all of RwandAir flights with over 2 million cups to be offered in the next 2 years. This partnership allows passengers the opportunity to support small holder women farmers andtheir families in Rwanda. To read […]

AGRIBUSINESS | A caffeine kick

By Joseph Burite in Kampala While the world keeps refilling its coffee cup Africa hasn’t kept up. Now farmers and policy-makers are focusing on this potential cash-crop dynamo with schemes to boost exports and strengthen processing capacity on the continent The feeder route from the hard-surface road to Lake Nyabihoko in Uganda’s Western Region district of […]

Rwanda at SCAA Expo again.

More than 8,000 specialty coffee professionals from all continents around the world are gathering in Washington State Convention Center, Seattle for the 30th Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA)’s annual trade conference. The four-day event commenced on 19th and ends on 22nd April 2018. A series of activities are arranged for the event ranging from exhibitions, cupping, lectures, […]

New cash payment model for coffee farmers 

  Coffee farmers will get monthly payments in a new model being implemented in Meru County to fasten coffee payments currently taking six to eight months. A senior Cooperative Officer at the State Department of Cooperatives, Samuel Kuria, said this is a pilot project being implemented in Meru County borrowed from the Ethiopian Cash Payment Model. […]

PARTNERSHIP IN RWANDA FOCUSES ON 100% WOMEN

Angelique Karekezi, President of the IWCA Rwanda Chapter and Managing Director of Rwashoscco, has shared with the IWCA Global Network that the Rambagira Kawa cooperative has a new partnership with German social business start-up Kaffee-Kooperative.de. The Rwandan women’s only cooperative, and IWCA Rwanda Chapter member, Rambagira Kawa is partnering with Kaffee-Kooperative to introduce Angelique’s Finest, […]