With Bloomberg Philanthropies’ generous support, Sustainable Growers, home of Question Coffee, has provided agricultural training, coffee processing, and market-based skills to over 50,000 women farmers across Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Tanzania, bringing them up through the coffee value chain. Sustainable Growers’ effective training, trade, and public-private partnership model promoting the economic inclusion of women farmers and producers was recently selected by Expo 2020 Dubai among 50 Global Best Practice Programs that align with the advancement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Further promoting the visibility and economic inclusion of women coffee farmers and producers, Sustainable Growers’ Question Coffee Café & Training Center in Kigali allows customers to learn from “Seed to Sip” and experience Question Coffee, the sustainably grown coffee produced enrollees of the training program. In addition, customers can further their Question Coffee experience by booking women-led coffee farm treks on TripAdvisor, where they can learn the “Seed to Sip” process from producers firsthand. To date, Question Coffee has expanded its market to corporate brands and hotels around the world including the Marriott Hotel, Serena Hotel, Singita Hotel, RwandAir, and Rwanda’s National Parks, thus boosting women’s coffee visibility and sales locally and internationally.
Mrs. Christine Condo, Executive Director of Sustainable Growers said: “Sustainable Growers is committed to working hand in hand with coffee stakeholders to achieve inclusive and sustainable development to unlock women coffee farmers’ potential and allow them to contribute to their families’ wellbeing and play a significant role in the country’s economy at large.”
On this International Coffee Day, Sustainable Growers recognizes coffee farmers and producers as well as supporters, partners, and customers’ contribution to the economic independence of women and their families. To learn more about Sustainable Growers, visit sustainablegrowers.org