Program

AFC PROGRAM

DAY1: WEDNESDAY, MAY 23RD 2018 
08:00 -09:00Registration
Set up of Exhibition: AREA AVAILABLE ALL DAY
Day SessionField Visits:
Tea (Small Producer Organisation) OR Flower Farm (Hired Labour)
Evening SessionNetworking– At participants leisure
Speakers’ Cocktail

DAY 2: THURSDAY, MAY 24TH 2018

DAY 2: THURSDAY, MAY 24TH 2018 
07:15a.m – 8:15a.mFairtrade Business Breakfast

Who should attend: All stakeholders interested in a better understanding of the Fairtrade system from the market engagement perspective,
including Fairtrade producers who are doing value addition.(Limited to first 60 confirmations)

Speaker : John R. Loughridge - Chief Value Officer, Fairtrade International
08:30a.m – 9.00a.mRegistration
Morning Session
9:00a.m – 1:00p.m
Who should attend: All stakeholders, participants, registrants interested in trade justice, producer empowerment, making trade fair
and sustainable livelihoods.

Opening ceremony:
Charbel Fakhri, Board Chair, Fairtrade Africa
Jean-Paul Rigaudeau, Board Chair , Fairtrade International
Nyagoy Nyong’o, Executive Director, Fairtrade Africa

Special Guests: Fairtrade Africa Producers
Nana Gyamera, President, Kukuom Cocoa Cooperative, Ghana
John
Nuwagaba, General Manager , Ankole Coffee Producers Cooperative Union (ACPU), Uganda
Charles Chavi, Kasinthula Sugar, Malawi


Opening the Impact Box:
Within the Fairtrade Model and the tools that Fairtrade utilizes, which of these would directly link to impact? From Premium to the Standard, to
licensee engagement, consumer engagement or even to thematic areas of Living Wage or Living Income. Where is the Impact and What does it
Look Like?

Panel Discussion in Plenary, facilitated by:
Marike de Pena, Board Chair , Latin American and Caribbean Network of Small Producer Organizations (CLAC)
Hernan Manson, International Trade Corporation


Panelists:
Dieter Overath, Chief Executive Officer, Fairtrade Germany
Humphrey Ayisi, FanteKwa Cocoa Cooperative, Ghana
Ruediger Meyer, Chief Executive Officer, FLOCERT


Discussions on this will be split into 2 tracks:
Small Producers
Hired Labour


These will be set up World Café style. Participants will rotate every 15 mins to address questions with various speakers.
The Track will conclude with a list of recommendations.
• What do Producers see as Impact?
• What is Impact for other Value Chain Actors?
Afternoon Session
2:00p.m – 5:00p.m
Back to the Future: What Youth and Women have to say about the Business of Agriculture
One of the pillars of the Fairtrade Theory of Change is Empowerment of producers and workers. This is aligned with the SDGs agenda of No one Left
Behind. It is therefore imperative for Fairtrade to be strategic in how it increasingly engages with women and youth in its supply chains. Doing so
would not only address issues of underemployment and unemployment, but also rural development which would perhaps reduce the effects
of rural-urban migration.

Panel Discussion in Plenary, facilitated by:
Tsitsi Choruma, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Fairtrade Africa

Panelists:
Andreas Jiménez, Chief Executive Officer Max Havelaar Switzerland
Aaron Fenu, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, Nestle
Angelique Karekezi, Rwashosco, Rwanda- tbc
Abena Amponsah Awuah, Golden Exotics, Ghana
Anita Sheth, Senior Advisor Social Compliance, Fairtrade International


Discussions will be World Café style and split into 2 tracks:
Small Producers
Hired Labour.

• How are women and youth benefiting from Fairtrade certification?
• How can this be enhanced?
• What engagement is with civil society and brands to address the gender gap?
Evening Session
5:00p.m – 6:00pm
Fairtrade Africa Coffee Cupping
Coffee Directorate Kenya will conduct the session
Exhibition & Networking
DAY 3: FIDAY, MAY 25TH 2018 
08:30 – 09:00Registration
Morning Session
8:30am - 1:00pm
Recap of Day 2
Nancy Mureti, Programme & Information Manager, Fairtrade Africa
Opening Session:
Tsitsi Choruma, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Fairtrade Africa
Mary Kinyua, Board Chair, Eastern & Central Africa Network,Fairtrade Africa
Marike de Pena, Board Chair , Latin American and Caribbean Network of Small Producer Organizations (CLAC)


Fueling the Engine: Access to Finance and Why the Pool is being Tapped by So Few
There are various forms of financing available for agricultural value chain actors. However, what we constantly hear from our producer members
is that there are significant challenges to accessing finance. What financing opportunities are available to producers in Africa & the Middle East?
What gaps do producers have in accessing these opportunities? What can be done differently in order to bridge these gaps?

Panel Discussion in Plenary, facilitated by:
Sonja Reidke, Africa Agriculture & Trade Investment Fund (AATIF)

Panelists:
Aubrey Joubert, Advans,Chef de Projet Activite Cacao
Emmanuel Sarpong, Asunafo North Cocoa Union, Ghana
David Maina, Alpha Mundi
Jane Ndirangu, Finlays, Kenya
Fintech for Agriculture

Discussions will be World Café style and split into 2 tracks:
Track 1
Track 2


• Is the funding available suitable for producer organisations?
• Is the funding competitive or with a comparative advantage for certified groups?
• What is the role of government and other development partners?
Afternoon Session
2:00pm – 5pm
Let’s Talk Trade: Exploring Markets, Avenues and the Change We Want to See
Fairtrade is now over 25 years old. The history of the certification and trade justice movement stems from the global South to North commodity
trade. A lot has evolved since then- global consumer and market trends with increasing purchasing power in the South. With 7 of the top 10
fastest growing economies being in Africa, how is Fairtrade positioned to achieve its three pillars of the Theory of Change on the African
continent with these changes in mind? How do Partnerships for Trade enable Living Income, Living Wages, diversification and improved livelihoods?

Panel Discussion in Plenary, facilitated by:
John R. Loughridge, Chief Value Officer, Fairtrade International
Wangeci Gitata-Kiriga, Fairtrade Africa

Panelists:
Hermogene Nsengimana, PhD African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO)Secretary General
Min of Trade, Kenya


Discussions on this will be split into 2 tracks:
• Value Addition & Income Diversification
• South to South trade with FAIRTRADE Products


These will be set up World Café style. Participants will rotate every 15 mins to answer the questions with various speakers and the Track will conclude
with a list of recommendations.
• What are the opportunities for adding value in the South?
• Is there a role for producers in enabling Southern markets?
• What are consumers in the South responding to when it comes to the Fairtrade offer?
Evening Session
6:30pm – till late
FAIRTRADE AFRICA IMPACT RECOGNITION (F.A.I.R) Ngoma AWARDS

Participating Organizations