African Fair Trade Convention to be Held in Ethiopia
The Africa Fair Trade Convention is being held in Addis Ababa according to the Fair Trade Africa. The convention is being held over a period four days under the theme of ‘Equal Trade, Equal Development: Strengthening the Position of Producers in the Value Chain’ said the AFT.
The convention is the first of its kind to be held in Eastern Africa noted the organizers. The four day session will include more than thirty speakers who will present their papers on sustainable chains towards improving livelihood, the role of value chains to transform smallholding agricultural practices as well as other related topics.
It is expected that domestic coffee exporters and other stakeholders would attend the convention while 13 organic coffee exhibitions are prepared as part of the convention schedule it was announced.The convention will also include panel discussions and site visits to the main coffee warehouses in Ethiopian according to the organizers.
Fair Trade Africa is an entity working to support more than 700 thousand fair trade certified producers and agricultural value chains across the Africa as well as part of the international fair trade system. The body also represents 31- manufacturing organizations across 29 countries and has more than 175 million US dollars in sales in Africa every year.