Hassan, Mar 10 : The fifth edition of the World Coffee Congress will be held in Bengaluru from September 7 to 9, 2020. This is for the first time that the event would be held in India, said the Karnataka Growers’ Federation, President U M Thirthamallesh here on Monday. Before this the event has been held in London, Brazil, Guatemala, and Ethiopia.
The event attracts Coffee growers from over 100 countries. More than one lakh growers are expected to take part in the three-day event. India Coffee Trust will be organising the programme in association with Ministry of Commerce and other agencies, he added. He said that the event provides an opportunity for local growers to showcase their Coffee.
“The theme of the event is ‘sustainability through consumption’. One of the main objectives is to promote the consumption of coffee”. A study conducted in 2016 showed that the production of coffee would come down drastically in the coming years.
In order to prepare the coffee community for the future, the KGF will take up activities to promote multi-cropping with regular income, said Mr. Thirthamallesh. Madhu Bopanna, a trustee of India Coffee Trust, said as part of the event, a convention of local growers would be held on the last day. This would help small growers who form 98 per cent of the total growers in the country. (UNI)