Sustainable Coffee Farming: Business Opportunities for African Farmers

18 February 2014

Mr Robério Oliveira Silva, Executive Director of the ICO, delivered a keynote speech at the official opening ceremony of the 11th African Fine Coffee Conference and Exhibition in Bujumbura, Burundi, on 13th February 2014. In his speech, the Executive Director spoke of the environmental, social, and economic aspects of sustainable coffee production. Read the full speech at the link below.

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