CQI ANNOUNCES FOUNDING PARTNERS FOR GENDER PROGRAM
CQI is pleased to announce commitments from four founding partners for its Partnership for Gender Equity. ACDI/VOCA, an international nonprofit development organization, Falcon Coffees, a leading trading company in the sustainable coffee sector and member of Westrock Coffee Company, Mars Drinks, a 100% workplace-dedicated beverage solution provider, and AMFOTEK®, a 100% woman-owned premium beverage business, have agreed to contribute financially to the research stage of the initiative.
The Partnership for Gender Equity is a collaborative research initiative spearheaded by CQI to better understand the effects of gender inequality in the coffee sector and develop industry best practices that support gender integration in the coffee supply chain. The four Founding Partners will sit on the Partnership for Gender Equity advisory council for the research stage of the initiative to guide research questions and provide input to the overall project framework and report.
NEW GENDER WORKSHOP IN INDONESIA,
We're very excited to announce the fourth and final workshop in Indonesia, May 23-28. This workshop marks the end of the first phase of our Partnership for Gender Equity, which was focused around research and discovery. Phase 2 begins late summer/early fall and involves developing solutions to the issues identified in the first phase. We'd love for you to attend our workshop in Indonesia where female and male producers, along with international participants, share their hopes and visions for the future.
“Having a safe space to reveal these sentiments and explore new possibilities is at the heart of the gender equity workshops,” notes Kimberly Easson, CQI’s vice president for strategic partnerships and gender program advisor. “Our goal is to enable a vision for a new kind of future—one that includes men and women as equal partners.”
SIGN UP FOR THE FINAL WORKSHOP IN INDONESIA TODAY!
The Q Coffee System
The Q Coffee System locates specialty coffees at origin and helps to improve those that have the potential to meet specialty standards. The effect is a common language between buyers and sellers that draws attention to more specialty coffees while creating an infrastructure that gives producers greater opportunities to enter the marketplace and to increase their economic viability. This fall, CQI is pleased to introduce its new addition to the program, Q Robusta.