MESSAGES FROM IWCA VIETNAM PRESIDENT
Always thinking about coffee, about women about the questions “How to make women in the coffee industry better”. IWCA Vietnam President Mrs. Ngoc Anh had a profound sharing.
“Giving away free ground arabica and encouraging farmers to drink the coffee they produce can foster a better relationship between producers and their crop.” – Mrs. Ngoc Anh Sprunker – President of IWCA Vietnam”
“The “true value” of coffee is not merely the taste, it is the quality of the product. The ‘true value’ of coffee is the positive and sustainable value coffee brings to farmers, producers and consumers. Firstly, farmers need to build a stable livelihood, a prosperous life from the coffee trees they take care of. Secondly, producers need to choose a production model and processing method that fully preserves the value and identity of coffee beans while promoting environmental protection activities. Third, consumers have the right to enjoy high-quality products, ensuring food safety and hygiene, and improving health.
To create a sustainable supply chain that is original and brings tru value, farmers, producers and consumers need to closely connect and support each other.”
“IWCA Vietnam exists to cultivate the benefit brought to the coffee value chain by women of Vietnam. Through the IWCA global organization, we network internationally with partners who support achieving gender equality and economic advancement based on the value we bring to the coffee industry.”
“Single mothers and widowed farmers are even more vulnerable as the field work takes a toll on their health. They earn less than 50% of a regular family, and their health is poorer in comparison to women in a family consisting of both a husband and a wife.”