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Ahead of WVEF: African, LatAm women sign to sell US$ 1.25 million in coffee

11 August 2015
ITC News
Women coffee entrepreneurs from Africa and Latin America sell 378 tons of coffee after participating in business-to-business meetings in Seattle, Washington.

African and Latin American women working in coffee signed to sell US$ 1.25 million in coffee through connections arranged by the International Trade Centre (ITC).

The entrepreneurs met buyers through one-on-one business meetings in April 2015 – on the sidelines of the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s annual event – as part of ITC’s ‘Women in Coffee’ project

More than 30 women from 13 countries – Brazil, Burundi, Cameroon, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Jamaica, Kenya, Peru, Rwanda, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania – showcased their coffee and introduced their businesses to buyers.

Specialty coffee is one of the sectors targeted in the business-to-business meetings at the 2015 Women Vendors Exhibition and Forum (WVEF) on 2-3 September in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Read more about ITC’s work on Women in Coffee.