Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 10 July 2018 at 09:46

Hi.  I am MD of Sabanan company Ltd from Myanmar.  I am a processor of natural coffee from Than Daung Gyi, Karen state of Myanmar.  You can see my products at City Marts and ocean supermarkets under "Pride of Myanmar" section.  My brand name is "Karen coffee".  I promote Robusta coffee from Karen state where Robusta's only area in Myanmar.  I am looking for export market.

AgriProFocus Indonesia Hi! Thank you for sharing. You can use the search tab and insert "kopi" (it's 'coffee' in Indonesian language) to find out our network members who work in the sector. We hope this helps! Kind regards.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 4 July 2018 at 09:46

Gender in coffee, a documentary

Are you curious about the people behind the coffee? Then watch this documentary that is now available on-line.

It is a documentary that uses a gender lens while following coffee from producer to consumer. It gives an intimate insight in the lives, work, concerns and joys of three generations of a coffee farming family in Chiapas, Mexico and makes us understand what it means to be young, a woman or a men in such a context. During the documentary we get to know the way traders, processers, companies, consumers perceive gender equity. It shows that gender equity is not (only) about women, it is about all of us. And it is not just addressing inequalities in producing countries, but also in our businesses, organizations and societies. It forces us to look at ourselves, our system of values and start the conversation about what equality means and how to achieve it.

Filmmakers Xavier Hamon and Hannah Stapleton have self-released “Gender in Coffee: A Documentary,”

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Joy Tushabe Very interesting documentary! Thanks Francois for sharing this information!

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Muhammad Djufryhard Thanks for share

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Posted By in Finance Worldwide
Posted 25 June 2018 at 01:28

Digitizing Agricultural Payments: Uganda's Coffee Value Chain

CGAP - Amani M’BaleRashmi PillaiNathan Were - 19 June 2018

Digital bulk payments have the potential to connect millions of poor farmers to digital financial services. This report from CGAP and UNCDF recounts UNCDF's efforts to digitize payments to coffee farmers in Uganda, where just 29 percent of adults actively used mobile money in 2014. It shares lessons for donors, financial services providers and agricultural firms that are interested in digitizing agricultural value chains. 



Gender in Coffee Documentary Screening

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  23 June 2018, 09:30-11:30

From Rainforest Alliance and others:

Xavier Hamon and Hannah Stapleton’s Gender in Coffee – A Documentary offers an intimate look at coffee farming through the lens of gender equity. Backed by Rainforest Alliance, Lutheran World Relief, Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung, The CQI’s Partnership for Gender Equity, and the SAFE Platform (powered by the IDB and managed by Hivos), the film follows the path of coffee from a smallholder farmer’s household in Chiapas, Mexico into the roasters and cafés where it’s enjoyed.

The Queen Maxima Hall at the Royal Tropical Institute will host the next screening of the documentary as part of the "We Make the City" Festival and the World of Coffee Conference and Exhibition on Saturday, June 23, from 9:30 to 11:30 am.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 18 June 2018 at 01:59

For People involved in the coffee sector

I am currently working on the sustainability project in the coffee supply chain that is from cultivation to consumption. I look at all inputs and outputs e.g. seedlings-types and how they are treated, land preparation, fertilizer application, up to the stage when coffee is consumed by the customer at home.

I would like to have an interaction with different players, farmers, processors, middle men etc.

This project helps the stakeholders involved to understand their processes sustainability. That is showing them how to maximize benefits, reduce on the costs and be environmentally friendly.

This is for all the coffee stakeholders in Uganda. The report will be published under Life Cycle Initiative-UN Environment.

It is a great opportunity for stakeholders who want to know how there processes compare to others across the world. If you have been looking on how to produce organic coffee-this is your opportunity to.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Kenya
Posted 18 June 2018 at 11:39

Program: Agriculture Value Chains Course

Venue: Nairobi, Kenya

Date: 23rd – 27th July 2018

Register as an Individual | Register as a group

NB: Discount of up to 25% for group registrations (3 or more participants).


Value chains are a key framework for understanding how products move from the producers to the customers. The value chain perspective provides an important means to understand the business to business relationships, mechanisms for increasing efficiency, and ways to enable businesses to increase productivity and add value.

The workshop is aimed to provide intensive training that will cover the fundamental concepts and tools for scanning and improving AVC. By attending this course, the capacity of Development professionals who are actively engaged in the AVC related support activities in governmental and non-governmental organizations will be built/ enhanced

Who should attend?

This course is intended for various actors in the Agriculture value chain working

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 14 June 2018 at 07:12

Rwanda coffee to be showcased at the World of Coffee exhibition in Amsterdam, Netherlands!

Rwandan coffee will be showcased at the World of Coffee exhibition in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from June 21 to- 23, the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB) has confirmed.

The World of Coffee exhibition is Europe’s largest coffee gathering and one of the world’s distinguished coffee events.

Over 6000 coffee professionals will convene in Amsterdam for the event organized by the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE), which Rwanda subscribes to.

Rwandan Coffee with its complex and diverse flavours will be exhibited and tasted by prominent European specialty coffee importers, roasters and retailers.

Officials say the 2018 edition of the World of Coffee will be another opportunity for Rwanda Coffee to reach thousands of coffee industry stakeholders as the exercise will generate business deals and seek more investment opportunities within the coffee sector in Rwanda. Read more

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Joy Tushabe Great news! We will be part of the event next year. Keep us updated and thanks!

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Thacien MUNYAMAHAME Well noted Joy Tushabe!

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 11 June 2018 at 03:36

Hello Dear friends,

I am Joy Tushabe, the founder of Women in Coffee Initiative ltd. Our Mission is to empower Rural Women through Coffee.

The way we do it:

1. The Company has a Coffee Washing Station which employs 40-65 women each year for 4 months.We process good quality coffee which is sold as "Ishema Women's Coffee". Ishema means Pride"in other words women are proud of who we are and what we can achieve". We are currently selling to our Coffee through the Coffee Service Provider but we will very soon export directly to buyers when we get a buyer.

2. Women who have coffee farms deliver coffee cherries to the Coffee Washing Station and they get a second payment after the season.

3. We mobilize women to be actively involved in Coffee chain. Here we work with the district and give those women land who want to grow coffee.

The coffee season is now in progress, the production was enough and quality of cherries was great!

Those who are in Rwanda, visit us any time and enjoy the cup of coffee. The Washing Station

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Joy Tushabe For more information our website:

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The Coffee Technology Expo 2018

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Uganda
  07 September 2018 - 07:30 to 08 September 2018 - 20:30
  Lake View Hotel - Mbarara

For all your production and productivity enhancement and value addition in Agriculture in one place. 

This year we are moving to the Land of Milk and Honey. Western Uganda here comes the Coffee Technology Expo 2018. 

For More information visit:

Posted By in AgriProFocus Rwanda
Posted 28 April 2018 at 02:42

Rwandan winner of the African Diaspora Projects Initiative 2018

The competition 'Sustainable Technology for Africa' (SusTech4Africa), is organised by Belgian organisations Entrepreneur Entrepreneurs, VITO, The African Diaspora Projects Initiative and Thomas More highschool.  SusTech4Africa helps (aspiring) entrepreneurs with African roots by developing their idea and transforming it into a complete business plan. During the past weeks, eleven young shoots were intensely accompanied and assisted.

Project of the year is from Zilipa Nyirabyago - a circular economy based social project in Rwanda, supporting rural farmers to grow mushrooms on coffee waste and using the waste from mushrooms as compost for farming.

Posted By in Business Opportunities
Posted 12 April 2018 at 03:38

Job Vacancy: Senior Program Manager Coffee & Cocoa

To support the scale-up of the Indonesian coffee & cocoa sectors, Inisiatif Dagang Hijau (IDH) is recruiting  Senior Program Manager Coffee & Cocoa. This role is based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Senior Program Manager (SPM) is an essential component of coffee & cocoa programs and will be crucial for continued development of the programs. The position reports directly to the Indonesia Program Director and will focus on convening in multi-stakeholder platforms, implementing existing projects and developing additional projects in line with the existing Coffee & Cocoa Programs strategy. The Senior Program Manager will provide leadership and strategic guidance to the Coffee & Cocoa Programs by building networks and partnerships that result in effective implementation, and through developing the capacity of the existing team. The SPM will develop and implement strategies in Coffee & Cocoa Programs in close collaboration w

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 30 January 2018 at 05:47

Job opportunity for Coffee Project Officers – Uganda at Solidaridad East and Central Africa

Are you passionate about making a contribution to “Change that matters” in the sustainable Coffee

sector? Solidaridad offers you a challenging career opportunity in her Uganda Country Office setting to make a real difference in the World.


Solidaridad strives to be an organization that understands the signs of modern times. It seeks to be a Civil Society Organization (CSO) with its own place and role in society, while simultaneously interacting with Governments and markets. Solidaridad envisions a world in which all we produce, and all we consume can sustain us while respecting the planet, each other and the next generations. Our ambition is to influence market processes to produce more socially and ecologically desirable outcomes to help to sustain the planet for future generations. Solidaridad embraces the public-private partnerships to test innovations, speeding up change an

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 22 January 2018 at 01:58

Thanks,  I have been operating in coffee for seven years, from the farm, training coffee farmers and vegetables as well. I was elevated up to production and marketing manager of Riis Coffee and Trading Limited. Currently I work with Reciprocal Holdings Limited USA as a consultant in Uganda. They have subsidiary companies such as Coffee co-mission, Blue marble chemicals etc. I have expertise in coffee value chain, Vegetables and agro -chemicals.


Unveiling Rift valley's Black Gold on 1st & 2nd Feb 2018

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  01 February 2018 to 02 February 2018 - All Day Event
  Kipkelion Coffee Mill Fort Ternan, Kericho & Kapkiyai Cooperative Society, Tinderet Nandi Hills

Fairtrade Africa in partnership with Solidaridad and Fairtrade Foundation will introduce and sell FOR THE FIRST time in Kenya Coffee grown and sold by our smallholder mothers and daughters from Kabng'etuny & Kapkiyai Women in Coffee Associations in Kericho and Nandi Counties respectively - called ZAWADI COFFEE. We shall also unveil Rift valley's hidden gem from 32 coffee cooperative societies affiliated to Kipkelion District Union Coffee Mill for sale in Kenya - called KIPKELION UNION CHAMPION COFFEE! These two products have been developed jointly with the coffee farmers and host communities towards adding value to a crop traditionally destined for export under a a 3-year Fairtrade Africa's project called 'Growing Women in Coffee' (March 2015 -February 2018) funded by The Big Lottery Fund, Guernsey Overseas Aid Commission, Jersey Overseas Aid Commission and Dutch Postcode Lottery. We invite all to celebrate with us as we make history in Kenya! Fairtrade Africa in partnership with Solid

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 8 January 2018 at 10:49

Hi Admin and Members,

I'm happy to have subscribed to this page.

RHB Coffee Exporter is an Ethiopian coffee exporting company, which has got licensed to export green coffee beans to the international market. Prior to the export business, our company has been in the coffee business for the last more than 17 years where it was mainly supplying Guji Specialty (Grade 1 & 2) and washed Sidama (Grade 1 and 2) coffee to the central market through ECX. We are interested in partnering/networking with stakeholders in the coffee business nationally, in the region and globally.

Best regards,

Merry Roba,

Export Manager, RHB Coffee Exporter, Addis Ababa-Ethiopia

Janine Schoeman Dear Merry, welcome on the platform! You can use the search bar at the top of the page to find people, organisations or information on topics. Alternatively you can contact my colleagues at the AgriProFocus Ethiopia office. 

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Indonesia
Posted 3 January 2018 at 09:36

Launching Rainforest Alliance Certification PT BIOCert Indonesia  

PT BIOCert Indonesia merupakan adalah lembaga inspeksi dan sertifikasi pertanian dan perkebunan organik serta produksi yang ramah lingkungan dan bertanggungjawab secara sosial. BIOCert merupakan anggota dari Cert All (Certification Alliance), yaitu aliansi lembaga sertifikasi pangan organik di Asia Pasifik untuk memberikan layanan inspeksi dan sertifikasi organik untuk pasar nasional, ASEAN, Uni Eropa, Swiss, Amerika Serikat dan Kanada. BIOCert memberikan layanan sertifikasi untuk standar organik SNI, organik EU, organik COR-NOP, sertifikasi UTZ, verifikasi C.A.F.E Practice, dan verifikasi 4C.

Dalam rangka meningkatkan pelayanannya kepada klien, BIOCert Indonesia terus-menerus memperbaiki kualitas layanan serta lingkup layanan yang dimilikinya. Berbagai upaya untuk dapat menyediakan ragam skema layanan sertifikasi di "satu meja" terus dilakukan untuk memastikan kemudahan dan kepuasan klien dalam memperoleh layan

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 1 December 2017 at 11:00


Dear all,

I would like to share with you the below info regarding a new research article about the cooperatives revival in Uganda. Please get in touch regarding comments, ideas for collaborations, etc. ( It would be great to do more research on this topic, write policy briefs, and so on. We could also do respective research in other countries.

Wedig, K. and Wiegratz, J. (2017). The revival of agricultural cooperatives under neoliberalism: The case of Uganda's coffee sector, Journal of Agrarian Change, (2017), pp. 1-22.

Abstract: Agricultural cooperatives have seen a comeback in sub-Saharan Africa. After the collapse of many weakly performing monopolist organizations during the 1980s and 1990s, strengthened cooperatives have emerged since the 2000s. Scholarly knowledge about the state–cooperative relations in which this “revival” takes place remains poor. Based on new evidence from Uganda'

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Anne Marie Kortleve Thanks for sharing Jorg! I'm tagging my colleagues Sylvia Natukunda Mwesigwa and Richard Mugisha, they can take this further within the Ugandan network and see if there are some members who like to comment or collaborate!

7 months 3 weeks ago


Organic Farmers Market

Event posted by in Ethiopia Agroecology Platform
  25 November 2017, 09:00-14:00
  In the compound of MIGBARE SENAY GENERAL HOSPITAL, near Aduwa Bridge, AA, Ethiopia

Organic tomatoes, honey, coffee, oils, cheese, fruits and more! This is the second gathering of this new farmers' market organized by Ecopia. Among sellers are Slow Food and AgriProFocus Member Alem of Nutri-Dense with her sprouted cereals. Flyer attached.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 6 November 2017 at 08:28

Superheated Solution for Processing Cascara (Coffee Pulp)

This is my first post so please go easy on me : )  My area of knowledge is coffee, I live and breath it.  I can't speak for other industries, so this is specific to coffee. The cofffee value chain is incredibly disturbing.  Coffee farmers WW, are facing numerous challenges, especially in Ethiopia. 

What I struggle with is that technological innovation does not occur at the farm level.  It's upstream.  At the farm level is where I see an immense amount of opportunity for disruptive investments to be made to enhance farmer's livelihood and for positive environmental change to occur.  Coffee farmers could have 2-3 additional streams of income if investment was made at this level.  

Below is an article written on a technology I uncovered through a lot of research, super heated steam, that is likely applicable to other agriculture commodities.  I'm hoping to bring this to Ethiopia.  So

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 27 October 2017 at 05:29

Uganda’s coffee sector records good results in 2016/2017

(Ecofin Agency) - Uganda’s coffee sector recorded quite good results during the 2017/18 season ended last September. Indeed, the country’s coffee exports over the period rose by 39.4% to 4.3 million bags, valued at $545 million, thus 67% more than during the previous season.

This achievement is to be attributed to the many planting campaigns initiated by the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) and other actors of the sector who boosted the country’s output. We should not also forget the greater involvement of farmers themselves.

“Farmers have become more organised and handling coffee and a business. When they get money, they re-invest it. That is why we have seen new crop coming into production,” said Joseph Nkandu, executive director of the National Union of Coffee Agribusiness and Farm Enterprises, NUCAFE).

Uganda is Africa’s second largest coffee producer and the 9th worldwide. The sector counts around 500,000 farme

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FRANCIS MUGISHA The crop year that ended in September was 2016/2017.  2017-2018 crop year has just started i.e started in October 2017. 

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Marion Alyek Dear Francis,Thank you for the correction

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