Thank you for participating in at the Gender in Coffee Event themed “Transforming the Terrain for Gender in Coffee: A Case for Investment”

Join us in February 2018 for another amazing event!


The event was held on Wednesday 15th, February 2017 from 10:30 to 17:30 and was held in two sessions.

The event was graced by H.E Dr. Demitu Hambissa, Minister of the Ministry of Women and youth who was also the Guest of Honor.

The morning session focused on farming the Business Case. It highlighted evidence from the producer side and how working on gender has benefitted coffee farmers and other actors along the value chain. Critical links between women’s empowerment, gender equity and distinguish differences that exist were also identified.

The afternoon session focused on motivating action for impact, engaging market actors as a continuation of the morning session. This session also focused on what motivates these actions and decisions in the market, missing incentives, tools or data needed to encourage the respective actions, and the need of additional research to strengthen the business case. The following key topics were discussed;

  1. African Women in Coffee Challenges and Best Practices.  This was presented by IWCA Africa Chapters from Kenya & Uganda.
  2. Equitable distribution of resources among the value chain from economic empowerment point of view as well as Gender mainstreaming. This was presented by CAWEE.
  3. Coffee Value Addition and the role of Women in African Coffees in light of enhancing the role of women in the coffee value chain by Techno serve & UTZ.