More than 800 participants attended the week-long 18th African Fine Coffees Association (AFCA) Conference and Exhibition which ended in Mombasa, Kenya on Friday. The objective of this convention was mainly reflecting on the sustainability of the African coffee sector value chain, challenges still hindering its progress of and possible opportunities to explore.
Rwanda was recognised as one of leading countries in addressing issues related to trading barriers though the country still faces low production and price viability challenges as other do. The zoning policy guiding coffee business in Rwanda was considered by the conference as a tool to value efforts invested smallholder farmers.
Rwanda was also awarded for its tremendous efforts in advancing the mandate of AFCA. This award comes at a time when Rwanda celebrates its 10th anniversary of its membership in this organisation.
Rwanda Coffee single origins were showcased by seven export companies who participated in this trade show to accelerate the growth of our brand's visibility at the entire global specialty coffee markets.