Towards gender inclusive coffee finance


    This webinar is co-hosted by the International Trade Centre (ITC)'s Alliances for Action and the International Women's Coffee Alliance (IWCA). It forms part of a series of webinars linked to the recently published Coffee Guide, Fourth Edition. It will explore how we can make finance more accessible for women in the coffee sector though case studies presenting educational tools and approaches used in Latin American and African countries. It will look at obstacles and opportunities linked to women coffee growers and finance, and what is being done to improve it. Discussion will be:

    • The relevance of financial education to women coffee growers and the development of the IWCA Microcredit Manual as a supporting tool in El Salvador
    • An ongoing banking programme implemented by LadyAgri Impact Investment Hub in partnership with FMO Dutch Development bank and COFINA GROUP Fin’Elle, Cote d'Ivoire


    • Verena Fischersworring, Coffee Consultant, Instructor on Microfinance, IWCA
    • Maria Elisa Ruiz, Coffee Grower, Coffee Consultant, Instructor on Microfinance, IWCA
    • Hilary Barry, Founder and CEO, Lady-Agri Impact Investment Hub
    • Pierrette Kouakou, Manager, FIN’Elle


    • Tommaso Ferretti, co-author of ITC's Coffee Guide and Sustainable Markets & Impact Investing Specialist, McGill University

    The event will be conducted in English, with French and Spanish interpretation.

    Date & location
    15 March 2022