[ 4 May 2015 | No Comment ]
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ANNUAL SCAE WORLD OF COFFEE CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION
16th – 18th June 2015
Gotherburg, Sweden.

Preparations by the African Fine Coffees Association (AFCA) for the Annual World of Coffee Conference & Exhibition scheduled for 16th – 18th June 2015 in Gotherburg, Sweden are currently in full gear.
AFCA, a registered member of the SCAE would like to once again invite interested AFCA members to register for this annual event as part of the AFCA delegation.

Secure your Cupping Slot Now for only $1,100; For the first time ever, AFCA invites members for only 1,100 …

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[ 25 May 2015 | No Comment ]
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Uwimana (right) signs the funding agreement at NAEB head offices on Tuesday as Dukundekawa-Musasa Co-operative’s Minani (left) looks on. (Timothy Kisambira)
Two coffee co-operatives from Gakenke and Muhanga districts have received Rwf9.7 million funding for clean water supply and waste water treatment projects at their coffee washing stations.
The funding from Rwanda Farmers Coffee Company is part of the $2.1 million net earnings by the firm over the last six months, according to Innocent Uwimana, the managing director.
He explained that the firm ploughs back some of its earnings under a deal with …

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[ 21 May 2015 | No Comment ]
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Coffee plants are particularly sensitive to changes in temperature. As climate change warms the regions where coffee is traditionally grown, farmers have to move their plantations to higher ground. New research warns that in many countries coffee production may even disappear altogether [1].
A UK based startup, WeatherSafe, has developed software that combines satellite images with big data on agricultural production, in an effort to support farmers in their adaptation efforts. The software creates a virtual model of each plantation to analyse its behaviour and changing biochemistry, providing farmers with real …

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[ 21 May 2015 | No Comment ]
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The IACO official said so to the press at the end of an audience with the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Manuel Augusto, with whom he discussed issues related to the cooperation in coffee sector in Africa.
According to Frederick Kawuma, coffee sector in Angola is being relaunched and conditions are being created so as assume, once again, the status of the major coffee producing country in Africa.
Angola took over the presidency of the Inter-African Coffee Organization (IACO) in November 2014, in Kampala, Uganda, at the 54th Annual General Assembly …

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[ 21 May 2015 | No Comment ]
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CNN Marketplace does a special feature on Jamada Kiyemba, founder of Origin Coffee, who is on a mission to narrow the gap between farmers and coffee lovers in Uganda.
Click here to view – http://goo.gl/cSO6nO
 
 

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[ 16 Apr 2015 | No Comment ]
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Dr. Eleni Zaude Gabre-Madhin is an Ethiopian economist who is credited for founding and managing the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX) one of the leading exchange models in Africa on transparent commodity markets.
Eleni is an internationally recognized thought leader on commodity exchanges and rural development in Africa. Her accolades include:

Winner of the prestigious Yara Prize, 2012.
Winner of the African Banker Icon award 2012.
Invited to address world leaders at the G8 Summit Camp David 2012.
Named among New African magazines 2012: 100 Most Influential Africans.
Listed in the 50 Women Shaping Africa 2011.
Ethiopian Person of the Year …

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[ 15 Apr 2015 | No Comment ]
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The African Fine Coffees Association (AFCA) hereby invites interested companies and service providers to bid for;
Event Coordinator
Reporting to the Executive Director and the HCCC, the event coordinator will assist to plan, coordinate, and ensure the success of the 14th AFCA Conference in Tanzania.
Specifically, the Event Coordinator will handle exhibition set up and management, conference site coordination based on meeting room(s), accommodations, catering, and equipment requirements and costs, guide on selection of service providers, promotion and media as well as pre and post event management.
Please submit a Company profile and cover …

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[ 7 Apr 2015 | No Comment ]
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The African Fine Coffees Association (AFCA) is a regional non-profit, non-political professional regional coffee association representing coffee sectors in eleven members countries, namely: Burundi, D R Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Association has its headquarters in Uganda, where the secretariat is hosted.
AFCA seeks to employ a Chapter Secretary for (Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda & Malawi)
Duties and responsibilities;

General administration of the AFCA country office and country work plans
Plan and execute conferences and workshops for AFCA
Custody o AFCA assets and documents
Stakeholder relations, member recruitment and …

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[ 7 Apr 2015 | No Comment ]
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The African Fine Coffees Association (AFCA) is a regional non-profit, non-political professional regional coffee association representing coffee sectors in eleven members countries, namely: Burundi, D R Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Association has its headquarters in Uganda, where the secretariat is hosted.
 
AFCA is setting up the African Coffee Development Fund headed by the fund Manager.
 
Key Responsibilities

Head of the AFCA Coffee Development Fund
Credit appraisal of applications as per AFCA procedures
Fund raising
Coffee market analysis and projection.

 
Key Competences and Qualifications

Degree in Agriculture, Economics, Business or …

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[ 7 Apr 2015 | No Comment ]
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The African Fine Coffees Association (AFCA) invites you to attend a cupping session of
unique African coffees, winners of  The Taste of Harvest Competition
from Malawi, Congo, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya & Ethiopia
Please join us to experience the distinctive tastes of these amazing African coffees!
Date:  Thursday April 9th 3 – 5 pm and
Friday April 10th 3 – 5 pm
The cupping will be held at
 Victrola Coffee Roasters
310 East Pike
Seattle

We look forward to meeting you
Sarah Schach (S.Africa) & Teija Lublinkhof (Zambia)
Directors of AFCA
Due to Limited Daily cap of 19 people, please contact Jim;
RSVP: jim.kusak@gmail.com or +12062406805

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[ 27 Mar 2015 | No Comment ]
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In a February 2015 Report the African Fine Coffees Association featured as a case study in the World Bank Agriculture Global Practice Discussion Paper 02. The topic of the paper was Risk Finance in the Coffee Sector – A Compendium of Case Studies Related to improving Risk Management and Access to Finance in the Coffee Sector.
Special Appreciation to the World Bank Team and Consultants for this feature article. To download the full report from the World Bank please click here –  Risk and Finance in the Coffee Sector: How to Improve …

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