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About AFC

The Africa Fairtrade Convention

Fairtrade Africa is member of the wider International Fairtrade movement. We represent Fairtrade certified producers in Africa and the Middle East producing traditional export commodities such as coffee, cocoa, tea, cotton, bananas, mango and non-traditional commodities including shea butter and rooibos tea.

We represent over 1,050,000 producers across 33 countries in Africa

About the event

Africa Fairtrade convention (AFC) is a Flagship event organized by Fairtrade Africa (FTA). AFC is a gathering of producers, traders, partner organizations, Fairtrade movement, government, policy makers among other stakeholders.

The main objective is to discuss improvement of value chains, trade relations, and conditions which translate to improved livelihoods for farmers and workers in Africa.

AFC By The Numbers

  • 1M+


  • 33

    Countries in Africa

  • 400+


  • 30

    Exhibition Spaces

Convention activities will include

  • Two days of informative and interactive discussions( breakout sessions)

  • Fairtrade Coffee Cupping

  • Fairtrade Coffee Cupping

  • Product tasting (Wine, Chocolate, Honey, Coffee and Tea)

  • Field learning visits to Fairtrade Certified producer organizations

  • Exhibition and Networking

  • 2nd Fairtrade Africa Impact Recognition Ngoma Awards

Who will attend

  • 1

    Fairtrade Africa Member Producers

  • 2

    International and regional trade organizations

  • 3

    Government representatives & Policy makers

  • 4

    Social lenders

  • 5


  • 6

    Traders & buyers

Why attend AFC 2020?

  • The forum provides a platform for African small-scale farmers, workers and other stakeholders to work towards improved livelihoods in Africa.
  • Seize the opportunity to pre-schedule meetings with organizations of your interest.
  • Explore possible partnerships and access to finance and markets
  • Get insights, new ideas and be inspired
  • Learn about the latest developments in the region
  • Appreciate the work done by producers in the social-economic development of their communities
  • Build a professional network