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Training & Equipment supports female coffee farmers in 22 countries

MILAN – Around the world, women are responsible for up to 90% of the fieldwork of producing coffee – yet on average, they only own 15% of the harvest (International Trade Forum). In an industry already marked by poverty and hunger, it’s women who often suffer the greatest inequities.

FNC launches global call for proposals to increase harvesting efficiency

MEDELLÍN, Colombia – Within the framework of its 90th anniversary, the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) launched a public and global call to identify innovative proposals that increase efficiency of selective coffee harvesting. The initiative, known as CoffeepickINN, encourages entrepreneurs, research groups and ...

Report: Recommendations for the Tanzanian coffee sector development

BONN, Germany – The Coffee Partnership for Tanzania (CPT) ended in 2016, after four years of rolling out projects in Tanzania’s major coffee production zones. The experience and lessons from the CPT have been compiled into a summary report which presents the key achievements of the CPT and recommendations for future work ...

Rancilio Group announces new partnership with Fórum Cultural del Café

MILAN, Italy – Rancilio Group has recently joined the Fórum Cultural del Café, an association founded in 1997 with the aim of encouraging closer contacts among the protagonists of the supply chain to promote coffee culture on the Spanish market.

Coffee output to near last crop’s yield, says Vietnam’s coffee association

HCM City, Vietnam – The 2017-18 coffee crop is expected to yield around 1.4 million, which is equal to or slightly lower than last year’s harvest, according to the Vietnam Coffee and Cocoa Association. Nguyen Nam Hai, deputy chairman of the association, said the annual coffee crop would enter the harvest season in October or November.

GCP supports Alliance for Sustainable Coffee partnership launch in Perú

LIMA, Perú – On Tuesday 16 May, the Global Coffee Platform, the Cámara Peruana del Café y Cacao and the Junta Nacional del Café announced their agreement to launch a national collaboration called the Alianza para el Café Sostenible to spark further action and alignment in the sector.

New Italian Food Union to protect unique identity of national products

MILAN – Two of the largest food trade associations in Italy have joined forces at the end of March to create the new Unione Italiana Food (Italian Food Union), an entity that represents 450 companies and is the biggest of the industry at European level. It's main goals are to enhance the value of the products that symbolize Italian food ...

WCSA at Host Milano looks for ways of taking up challenges to come

MILAN – WCSA, which stands for the Western Convenience Store Association, is one of the Canadian associations that have signed an agreement with HostMilano: a way of getting a larger number of high-profile professional visitors from a part of the world with considerable growth potential to come to the forthcoming edition.

First World Coffee Producers Forum to be held in Medellín, Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia –Besides the recognized expert and leader in sustainable development Professor Jeffrey Sachs as keynote speaker, the program of the first World Coffee Producers Forum includes figures of international stature and will address issues of great importance for the entire coffee industry, making this event a must.

Australian Specialty Coffee Association to hold Special General Meeting at MICE

MELBOURNE, Australia – The Australian Specialty Coffee Association (ASCA) will hold a Special General Meeting (SGM) on Thursday 30 March at 4pm during the Melbourne International Coffee Expo. All sponsors, members, and the general industry is welcome to attend the event, where we will open the floor ...