Uganda to Host Second G-25 Africa Coffee Summit, Focus on Value Addition, Domestic Consumption


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The 2nd G-25 Africa Coffee Summit (ACs) will be held in Uganda at the Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala, under the theme “Transforming the African Coffee Sector through Value Addition.”

The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry, and Fisheries, in collaboration with the Inter-African Coffee Organisation (IACO), stated in a press release issued on July 26, 2023, that it will host the 2nd G-25 Africa Coffee Summit (ACs) from August 7th to 10th, 2023, at Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala.

The fundamental goal of the summit, according to Laura M. Walusimbi, corporate communications manager at the Uganda Coffee Development Authority, is to continue to marshal agreement on a declaration of coffee as a key commodity in accordance with the AU Agenda 2063.

“Promote value addition and domestic consumption by educating people about coffee and its health benefits; explain regional coffee trade under the framework of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA); and share knowledge about the looming threat that climate change poses to coffee, as well as the impact that the global pandemic COVID-19 has had on the coffee sector from seed to cup,” Walusimbi said.

She noted that hosting the 2nd Africa Coffee Summit in Uganda would provide the country with an unparalleled opportunity to market our coffee to a number of African countries while also deepening economic integration.

The G-25 African Coffee-producing Countries Summit will result in stronger cooperation. Heads of state, senior government ministers, coffee authority heads, senior ministers from African coffee-consuming countries, and African private sector groups such as farmers, processors, exporters, roasters, and coffee associations.

On May 25, 2023, the first G-25 Africa Coffee Summit was held in Nairobi, Kenya.

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