[ 29 Oct 2013 | No Comment ]

During the month of October 2013, the AFCA secretariat welcomed two new staff, Faith Asaji and Devine Asalo to it’s team. It also welcomed John Abaho, the 4C Project Manager for Africa who shall also be based at the Secretariat in Kampala.

Faith Asaji
TOH and Barista coordinator
Faith Asaji is responsible for coordinating the TOH and Barista. Prior to joining AFCA, Faith was a Quality Controller at Good African Coffee Ltd.
Faith is an Assistant Robusta Instructor and both R & Q Grader.
Devine Asalo
Coordinator, Women & Youth Program
Devine is responsible for coordinating the Women …

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[ 22 Sep 2014 | No Comment ]

COTECA is the international meeting point for the coffee, tea and cocoa trade in September 2014! 140 exhibitors from 30 nations will present their products and innovations at the third COTECA Coffee, Tea and Cocoa Global Industry Expo in Hamburg, Germany. An accompanying two-day conference with top speakers gives an overview of the international markets of coffee, tea and cocoa – an unparalleled platform for information, exchange of views and networking.
Exhibitors from all over the world
Ethiopia, Tanzania, Yemen, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, Sri Lanka, Panama… they are just part of a …

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[ 22 Aug 2014 | No Comment ]
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Dear AFCA Chapter Members,
Greetings from the AFCA Secretariat.

Please note that Baudoin Michel is the New Vice Chairman for the DRC AFCA Chapter following online elections.

Michel Baudoin Profile
Baudouin MICHEL is the Acting Director of DOMAINE DE KATALE  SARL, a company located in Rutshuru in the North-Kivu Province of the DRC. Baudoin is an agro economist, associate Professor at the University of Liège (Belgium), University of Hanoi (Vietnam) and The University of Kinshasa (DRC) and has 32 years of professional experience in 78 developing countries.

Contact Details
Tel: +243 81 093 99 83
Email Address: domaine_katale@yahoo.fr; isabeltahiti@yahoo.fr; b.michel@unesco.org; earth.gedif.l@skynet.be

For more information contact;

Kambale Kamungele
DRC AFCA Chapter Chairman

Email: kamungele@gmail.com

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[ 4 Nov 2013 | No Comment ]

CEPAR was established in September 2010 as a Rwandan membership association known as Coffee Exporters and Processors Association of Rwanda.
CEPAR is currently composed of eighteen members:

Café du Rwanda (CAFERWA)
Cooperative pour La promotion des Activites Café (COOPAC)
kayumbu Coffee Company (KAYCO)
Kivu Arabica Coffee Company (KCC)
Rwanda Coffee Exporters & Processors (RWACOF)
Societe Commerce Representation Café (SOCOR CAFÉ)

The objectives of CEPAR are to defend, promote and protect interests of …

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[ 30 Sep 2013 | No Comment ]

The Coffee Partnership for Tanzania (CPT) is a partnership enabled and co-funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and managed by DEG. Carried out by DEG’s three implementing partners Armajaro Trading Ltd., EcomAgroindustrial Ltd., and Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung, as well as their strategic project partners Hivos and Solidaridad, CPT aims to increase the net income of 85,000 smallholder coffee farmers and their dependents in Tanzania over the project horizon from 2012-2016, largely by doubling their yields, thereby improving the livelihood of up to 510,000 Tanzanians. To reach this …

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[ 4 Sep 2013 | No Comment ]

Tembo Coffee Company is established within the impressively cool, fertile Southern Highlands of Tanzania. Our business model focuses on the needs of the world marketplace and the responsibility we feel to prepare the local farmer for it. Tembo engages Tanzanian farmers at every level of the market, providing them with the transparency necessary for a long-term productive relationship. We believe the farmers’ needs are parallel to the sustainability of our business within Tanzania.
Our commitment to our producers is met through both the local and international relationships we progressively form to …

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[ 7 Aug 2013 | No Comment ]
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Rwanda Trading Company (RTC) was established in 2009 as a coffee exporter in the hills of Kigali, Rwanda. RTC sells about 50,000 bags of coffee each year – 15,000 of which are fully washed, proudly making us the largest exporter of Rwandan specialty coffee.
From the beginning, we identified a need for active investment in each step of the coffee supply chain to facilitate sustainable production and added value to high quality Rwandan coffee beans.
Our presence in Rwanda and involvement in coffee from source to exportation, combined with our direct relationship …

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[ 15 Jul 2013 | No Comment ]

African Promotion Company
Our Product: AKAVUGANGOMA COFFEE. The name comes from the fact that the washing station is located on the hill Kavugangoma which means the Sound of the Drums
Our Story
Five years ago, African Promotion Company started building one of the best coffee washing stations in the North-East of Burundi where people used to work ten to twenty miles to the nearest washing station.  Currently African Promotions Company Managing Director is Richard Kaderi.  
This washing station is one of the kind in the …

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[ 25 Jun 2013 | No Comment ]
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Will you be in Nice France for the 2013 World of Coffee Event? If so, below are profiles of the exhibitors you may meet there.
Just visit Booth A6!!!
InterCafe Burundi/AFRIC
InterCafé Burundi is an trade association of all stakeholders in coffee sector in Burundi. It’s main mission is to increase productivity through strengthening extension services,help its members to comply with the market requirements, link coffee owners with buyers and resolve environmental issues by implementing necessary steps to grow environmentally friendly coffee.
ARFIC is the national regulatory authority established to ensure coffee sector in Burundi is …

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[ 24 Jun 2013 | No Comment ]

The 4C Association aims to unite all relevant coffee stakeholders in working towards the improvement of the economic, social & environmental conditions of coffee production and processing to build a thriving, sustainable sector for generations to come.
The 4C Association is the leading multi-stakeholder sustainable coffee platform and provides a recognized baseline standard as a first step in continuous improvement towards sustainability; promotes and partners with other standards and initiatives in the market and addresses the broader coffee sustainability agenda.
In order to extend its activities in Africa, the 4C Association is currently looking for a Project …

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[ 4 Jun 2013 | No Comment ]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry participated in a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony with Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) CEO Anteneh Assefa and Tadele Abraha, owner of Green Coffee, and USAID Ethiopia Mission Director Dennis Weller in recognition of the ECX coffee laboratory becoming the first in Africa to meet the rigorous quality standards of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA).
With the certification, U.S. importers of Ethiopian coffee will be able to purchase Ethiopian coffee with confidence that the coffee they receive will be of a specific quality.
Certified labs provide …