Tanzania

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My goals in life are to increase coffee production to 3 tons per year. I hope to take kids to better schools and renovate my house and purchase tools which will simplify my farming activities.
— Aman Msafiri, 27, Mbeya,Tanzania

COFFEE FARMING IS A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTOR TO THE NATIONAL ECONOMY IN TANZANIA. HOWEVER, THE SECTOR IS MAINLY DOMINATED BY ELDERLY FARMERS WHO CONSTITUTE THE HIGHEST PROPORTION OF COFFEE PRODUCERS IN THE COUNTRY. 

As the coffee sector lack access to vital services such as agricultural inputs, financing options and assistance with marketing and commercialization, fewer young people are interested to grow coffee. Here we focus on aspects like organisational and business development, marketing and service linkages, climate smart agriculture and gender equity, which strengthens the possibilities for the next generation coffee farmers.   

In Tanzania we channel our efforts through International Coffee Partners, a non-profit organisation we co-founded in 2001.