The USAID Community Livelihoods Project (CLP) is leading a seven-member Yemeni coffee sector delegation’s participation in the international conference on specialty coffee in Boston, Massachusetts slated on April 10-14, 2013. The event is hosted by the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA). Stakeholders and coffee experts from all over the world will participate in the Boston conference and will discuss issues related to coffee quality and marketing.
In its efforts to improve coffee and agriculture in Yemen, the Community Livelihoods Project has developed a partnership with the Coffee Quality Institute (CQI), a nonprofit organization working internationally to improve the quality of coffee and the lives of the people who produce it through training and technical assistance to increase the value, volume, and sustainability of high quality coffee production.
To continue the conversation on the introduction of Yemeni coffee to the international coffee market, a reception will be held next week in Washington D.C. to discuss the Yemeni coffee sector and opportunities for growth with an audience that includes representatives from the US Congress, Yemeni government, USAID Washington, and the private sector.