About AFC

The Africa Fairtrade Convention

The Africa Fairtrade Convention is an African producer-driven event that focuses on sustainability and ethical trading. It is a platform for African producers, traders, policymakers, partner organizations and other stakeholders to come together and discuss how to improve value chains, trade relations and conditions for farmers and workers across Africa.

The biennial Africa Fairtrade Convention (AFC) brings together smallholder farmers, workers from hired labor plantations and other stakeholders from across the continent and beyond. During the 3-day event, participants discuss how to improve trade conditions, market access and producer support. At the same time, they strengthen their networks and build relations with potential partners in the market place.

Convention activities will include:

2nd Fairtrade Africa Impact Recognition Ngoma Awards
Exhibition and Networking
Field learning visits to Fairtrade Certified producer organizations
Product tasting (Wine, Chocolate, Honey, Coffee and Tea)
Fairtrade Coffee Cupping
Fairtrade Coffee Cupping
Two days of informative and interactive discussions( breakout sessions)

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