Articles in the AFCA News Category
The African Fine Coffees Association has launched an AFCA Women in Coffee Initiative Facebook page.
The Page will allow viewers to review the latest coffee developments in the Africa, share ideas and opportunities thus furthering efforts by AFCA to better livelihoods of African Women involved in the Coffee Value Chain.
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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 Coffee Quality Officer
Based in Kampala, key Duties and Responsibilities of the officer will be;
General administration of the AFCA coffee quality program
Plan and execute AFCA quality and cupping competitions
Plan and execute cupper and other relevant trainings
In April, African Fine Coffees Association (AFCA) and in partnership with its strategic COMPETE the launched AFCA’s newly-developed Taste of Harvest (ToH) web portal at the 24th Annual Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) event in Portland, Oregon. AFCA opted to have the launch at the annual SCAA conference because it is the most important coffee event in the U.S. and draws more than 8,000 attendees from across the world, the majority of whom are roasters and retailers – target audiences for the new portal.
Portal Link – www.africantoh.org
AFCA’s ToH program is the leading cupping …
The Eastern African Fine Coffees Association in partnership with the Coffee Quality Institute would like to announce the completion of two quality based trainings; the first regional Robusta workshop in Kampala Uganda and the first regional Q-Instructor Workshop in Nairobi Kenya.
REGIONAL ROBUSTA CUPPER TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION
From the 11th – 16th July, 2011 EAFCA in collaboration with Coffee Quality Institute CQI organized the first regional workshop following the formulation of the Robusta protocols/standards. These protocols were formulated with the expert guidance from the Coffee Quality Institute as a means of differentiating …
EAFCA has finally embarked on the fully fledged Women in Coffee Program. This program was approved by the board of directors at the board meeting held in Kampala Uganda from 15th to 17th April 2011.
This program arose out of the growing need to address problems faced by Women in the Coffee value chain. In order to address these issues adequately from the grass root levels and in all EAFCA country chapters, there was need for a structure in EAFCA which will enable this to be done efficiently. This structure would …
On the 8th to 14th May and 22nd to 28th May two batches of master trainers were trained by Coffee Management Services based on the Generic Manual. The master trainers were drawn from Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The master trainers were empowered with human expertise for certification and/or verification in the various certification standards prevalent in the region.
For more information on the training, you can download the full report.
In partnership with the Eastern African Fine Coffees Association (EAFCA), Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) conducted the cupping of awarded (African Taste of Harvest) coffees from Malawi, Uganda, Burundi, and Zambia on May 10 in Tokyo.
In the event, 25 Japanese cuppers evaluated the 13 samples provided by EAFCA according to the scoring form of Specialty Coffee Association Japan (SCAJ), which provided the technical support at the event. JETRO also collected the cuppers’ comments on potentials of each sample for marketing.
For more information on this cupping report, please download the report …
On the 23rd of October 2009, a total of 12 students graduated from the Eastern African Fine Coffees Association (EAFCA) Centre of Excellence after completing a week long training course on the management of risk as trainers of trainers and 3 qualified as master trainers by the World Bank.
The students included coffee stakeholders from the EAFCA various member countries such as Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi.
The Price Risk Management for Coffee course will be run by EAFCA as part of training and capacity building programme for its …