Entries by afcasecretariat

AFRICA EYES ‘LUCRATIVE’ SPECIALTY COFFEE MARKET

The 17th African Fine Coffees Conference and Exhibition (AFCC&E) concluded on a high note in Kigali, Rwanda. With exceptional attendances and world class facilities, the conference continued to gather good reviews, worldwide. The conference theme, “Specialty Coffees from the Heart of Africa”, highlighted the expected benefits from producing coffees of higher quality. Producing Specialty coffee […]

AMB. BILL KAYONGA TO BE THE FACE OF THE APRIL – JUNE 2019 AFCA MAGAZINE

The AFCA Magazine editorial board is pleased to announce that Ambassador George William Kayonga is going to be the cover face of the April – June 2019 Magazine Issue. Who is Ambassador George William Kayonga? Amb. George William Kayonga CEO National Agricultural Export Development Board Previously served as Permanent Secretary in   the Ministry of East African […]

BEYOND THE COFFEE BEAN; NEW FRONTIERS IN IMPROVING COFFEE PRODUCERS LIVELIHOODS THROUGH FAIRTRADE.

Eastern Africa due to its ecology, climate, altitude, and rich coffee genus, is known to produce speciality co ee. Quality coffee starts with the producer whose family has likely spent generations perfecting their approach to farming highest quality coffee. Grown in select altitudes and climates and nursed for years before the first harvest, the producer […]

AFCA TAKES IT’S MEMBERS TO CHINA

Last year, AFCA was an exhibitor at the 2018 Hainan International Cofee Congress and High-End Beverage Expo (ICoffeeExpo2018) from the 16th – 18th November 2018. The event was held at the Hainan International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Haikou, Hainan – China. This was the second edition of this event. Haikou Hainan, is a tourist beach […]

THE PARTNERSHIP FOR GENDER EQUITY LAUNCHES ITS NEXT “WAY FORWARD” REPORT ON GENERATIONS IN THE COFFEE VALUE CHAIN

The Partnership for Gender Equity (PGE) launched its second research initiative focused on equity in the coffee value chain, this timewith looking at generational constraints that especially impact youth. Entitled, The Way Forward: Engaging the Next Coffee Generation, the objective of the research is to better understand generational dynamics and youth disengagement in coffee production […]