In this Issue
Engaging in Coffee Trade: Best Practices and Take-aways from the MARKUP Training
“You can’t manage what you can’t measure” was an important piece of message that came ringing in my mind after a two-weeks training on Coffee Trading and Risk Management conducted by the African Coffee Academy in Kampala. The training that was sponsored by the International Trade Centre and the East African Community under the Market Access Upgrade or the MARKUP program, funded by the European Union. The training targeted small and medium enterprise (SME) coffee exporters and those that intend to engage in the coffee trade. Learn more
Women Promoting Domestic Coffee Consumption in Uganda.
Meet Rose Kato, the legendary woman at the forefront of driving domestic coffee consumption in Uganda. Rose is the proprietor of the Zicofe Coffee brand, established in Uganda in 1984. Rose maintained Zicofe Café in Japan for more than five years, before she opened it up in Uganda. Learn more
Coffee Farmer Groups benefit from IWCA Advocacy Training in Mityana.
On 13 September 2019, the IWCA Uganda Chapter held an advocacy training, engaging Duty Bearers and enabling them to directly interface with the leadership of different farmer groups. Duty Bearers include district leadership and the UCDA. The training was attended by over 40 participants representing different farmer groups. Among these was Mityana Women and Youth Coffee Association, a vibrant farmer group in Mityana District, Central Uganda. The training prioritized the issues in those communities that affect the women most, hindering their effective and gainful participation in the different phases of the coffee value chain. Learn more
Coffee farming and beekeeping: diversifying to save a natural partnership
Diversification in specialty coffee farming means introducing new products to the farm so that coffee isn’t the farmer’s sole source of income. Inter cropping of coffee with other viable crops, alongside the embracing of bee keeping has been described as a natural partnership that doesn’t just bring in extra, much-needed income for farmers – it’s also a helpful way of protecting crops from natural diseases. Learn more
Upcoming Coffee Events
International Coffee Day, 2019
AFCA Specialty Coffee Expo, 2019
SheTrades Global & World Export Development Forum
International Coffee Week
Seventh World Tea And Coffee Expo
IACO 2019 Annual General Meetings
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