We are delighted to announce Farm Africa
as a charity partner for this year's London Coffee Festival.
Farm Africa is one of two charity partners, alongside Project Waterfall, for the event and will benefit from selling official London Coffee Festival tote bags from a stand at the show.
With programmes across eastern Africa, Farm Africa works to reduce proverty by helping farmers, including coffee growers, to grow more, sell more and sell for more.
Aside from raising funds, the partnership provides a fantastic opportunity to showcase Farm Africa's coffee projects that help smallholder farmers to improve the quality, quantity and value of the coffee they produce, while protecting the local environment and reducing deforestation.
Farm Africa CEO, Dan Collison, who will also be speaking as part of the event’s live schedule of talks, commented, “We are thrilled to be named one of London Coffee Festival’s charity partners. Coffee farmers in eastern Africa face many obstacles, from climate shocks to unpredictable prices. Female coffee farmers are most disadvantaged. Farm Africa works to give coffee farmers, particularly women, the support they need to thrive, not just survive. We’re looking forward to sharing stories of coffee’s journey from bean to cup with London’s coffee lovers.”
Andrew Reed, London Coffee Festival, added, “We are very proud to be partnering with Farm Africa at this year’s London Coffee Festival. It’s a perfect fit for our values – supporting coffee farmers across eastern Africa to build profitable livelihoods and protect the local environment.”
Farm Africa works with coffee farmers in Ethiopia, Uganda and DRC, where some of the world’s best coffee is grown. However, many coffee farmers earn less than $1 a day.
Watch this video
to find out more about how the charity supports smallholder farmers to grow and sell more coffee and protect heirloom forests.
Find out more about Farm Africa's coffee projects at https://www.farmafrica.org/agriculture/coffee
Photo credit: Stephany Armstrong. Forest Coffee Value Chain Project - photos from the Ilu Aba Bore Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia