Colombia to host World Coffee Producers Forum

Canadian Vending
December 14, 2016
By Canadian Vending
Bogota, Colombia – Colombia will host the first World Coffee Producers Forum in July to bring together key players of the coffee chain and of the global industry to discuss the main challenges of the coffee sector, the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation said in a news release.

The forum seeks to foster sustainability from seed to cup and identify strategies to achieve better distribution of value and responsibility among all actors of the coffee chain, including producers, exporters, importers, roasters and traders. Some of the issues to be addressed include economic sustainability of producers, rural development, climate change adaptation, price volatility, generational change and co-responsibility in the value chain.

The event, which takes place from July 10 to 12, will attract representatives of 40 coffee-producing countries, including Colombia, Brazil, Panama, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Cameroon, Rwanda, Ivory Coast, Togo, Vietnam, Indonesia, India and China.

It will also bring together key people in the industry based in Canada, the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom and Asia.

Colombian coffee growers, representatives and officers of Colombia's coffee institutions, NGOs, foundations, scholars, multilateral organizations, certifiers, verifiers, public entities, and banks also are expected to attend.

Attendees will be offered to take part in a tour in Antioquia's coffee region to get to know what lies behind Colombian coffee and they will be able to taste coffees from the different countries participating in the forum. Those interested in participating may register at

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