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.
HAITI COFFEE AND MAKOUTI AGRO ENTERPRISE
ARE SEEKING VOLUNTEERS!
This is a USAID Farmer to Farmer volunteer assignment. All travel, food, lodging, travel insurance and work related expenses will be covered (Alcohol is the only exception) and all arrangements will be made for you. Accommodations will be moderate hotels or guest houses, most likely with shared rooms. Chauffeured transportation is always available. Volunteers will be required to do presentations, workshops and a final report. Powerpoints are appreciated as they will be translated for later repeat sessions.
There will be two back to back coffee related events in Haiti. March 4-7 is a Haitian national cupping competition to find the best coffee, best producer and best cupper (male and female) in Haiti. This event takes place in Port au Prince with judging the 4&5 followed by award ceremony, gala, trade show and seminars on the 6 and 7.
The second event is a conference in Northern Haiti for coffee cooperatives and producers. We hope to have several speakers come to address the group during 2 days of seminars and 1.5 days of workshops. There will also be cupping exercises, tours of farms, cooperatives and some tourism opportunities. This will be March 9-18.
Must be US citizens, or legal US resident. This is a requirement of the USAID Farmer to Farmer program
Please contact Myriam Kaplan-Pasternak at HaitiCoffee@gmail.com for more information on this opportunity
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.