At the 2016 Africa Fine Coffee Association (AFCA) Conference in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, AFCA and Twin hosted the Gender and Coffee Summit, a special series of discussions where coffee producers and suppliers could touch on issues within the industry and work on curbing them.
It’s a lesser known battle, but a battle nonetheless. Many western producers are unaware of the disparity between gender and coffee suppliers. For example, female farmers account for 70% of agricultural labor in East Africa yet they only access 15% of income and only 20% own land.
To fight the incongruence of the coffee culture, programs are sprouting up all over the world to support women and give producers the opportunity to become distributors.
Grumpy Goat Coffee is proud to offer our latest Sumatra blend from La Bodega. Solely produced by those in the Women Coffee Producer Program, this blend is paid directly to the association of producers.