Call for applications to the Coffee Trading and Price Risk Management Training.


The International Trade Centre (ITC) is inviting coffee businesses for a coffee trading and risk management training course. The purpose of the training is to provide participants with a thorough grounding in coffee trade and risk management to improve daily and strategic business operations.

The training is an initiative of the “Market Access Upgrade Programme” (MARKUP) programme that aims to contribute to the economic development of East African Community (EAC) partner countries by improving their market access to the European Union (EU) and the EAC. This will be achieved through several technical assistance activities focused on strengthening SME trade competitiveness.


The training topics will include:

  • International Trade and its Dynamics
  • International Coffee Price Discovery
  • Coffee Business and Trading Management
  • Coffee Contracts and Price Determination
  • Critical elements of Coffee Business and Trading Management
  • Coffee Price Risk Management through Physical Hedging
  • Implementing a Coffee Price Risk Management Programme


What are the training benefits?

Upon successful completion of this course, coffee traders will be able to:

  • Compare and appreciate local and international coffee trading dynamics
  • Understand the fundamental and technical factors that drive the global coffee market
  • Employ the principle of price risk management to monitor and manage their exposure
  • Employ the use of physicals and understand the importance of financial markets in managing risk
  • Apply break even models to their pricing strategy


Who is eligible to apply?

To qualify for the training, SMEs must work in the coffee sector in the East African region. Preference will be given to owners, managers, and traders of coffee. Those that work with associated agencies and institutions are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a decision-making role in the organization with at least 3 years of experience.


How to apply for the training

  1. Businesses are invited to apply for the training by completing the application form here.
  2. If selected, an email invitation will be sent to confirm participation in the training

Application Deadline: 30th April 2021


For any questions, please contact: 

Nick Watson, MARKUP Technical Officer,

Audrey Gavard-Lonchey MARKUP Technical Officer,