How long have you been a CQI In-Country-Partner(ICP)?
What does it mean to your company/organization to be an ICP?
A neutral regional grading center to conduct Q Grading, quality certification and training with integrity in Kenya.
Provide a summary of what your company/organization accomplishes and include mission if applicable:
The Kenya Coffee Traders Association (K.C.T.A.) was registered on the 17th of April, 2002 under section 10 of the Societies Act, following changes in the Coffee Act. The Association has enjoyed loyal support from industry stakeholders across the value chain (millers, marketing agents, dealers, warehouse employees, and coffee equipment suppliers) through effective consultations with Agriculture Food Authority-Coffee Directorate. Coffee Research Institute and Nairobi Coffee Exchange among others have established themselves as highly respected and professional coffee trade associations.
What is your relationship with CQI/the Q Program?
KCTA is the regional grading center for Kenya.
Please list project work or national course offerings you helped coordinate.
Q Courses, Calibrations, and Retakes.
What do you think are the opportunities of CQI's Q Coffees program?
Improvement of coffee quality through training coffee producers.
What do you think are the benefits of being a CQI ICP?
Being a part of the vision to increase value and quality standards of coffee.