In this issue of the Magazine we hear from the world renowned coffee Guru, Carlos Brando – a great friend and long-time member of AFCA on the South South Partnership Africa must explore. We also interview the new head of Technoserve Global Coffee Initiative – Paul Stewart also a long term friend and member of AFCA. Lastly we hear from our new member Rwashosco from Rwanda as they celebrated 10 years of existence in style!
During this same period AFCA elected new board chairpersons and chapter committees in Kenya and Tanzania! We wish them all the best. AFCA also took several African coffee producers to Brazil in its annual origin trip! We feel that this trip was a great exposure for them and we hope they will be able to transfer the knowledge received back to their organisations and countries. The next trip is scheduled for Colombia!
Preparations for the upcoming conference and exhibition in Ethiopia are in full swing with top speakers confirmed, exhibition space fast being bought up and hundreds of delegates already registered. We would like to in a special recognise – Horizon Plantations, Mullege PLC, Ethio-Agric Cert, Primrose and UTZ Certified that have already come on board as event sponsors.
We invite you all to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the 15th African Fine Coffees Conference & Exhibition that will be held from 15th to 17th February, 2017.
The entire Ethiopian Chapter is excited to have you for another beautiful conference.
We hope to see you there!