Global Coffee Director
Paul Stewart is TechnoServe's Global Coffee Director, overseeing a portfolio of partnerships with the world's leading coffee companies, foundations, and public sector agencies to increase the coffee income of farmers across Africa and Latin America. Over the course of a 17-year career at TechnoServe, Paul has helped build its coffee practice into a recognized leader in “shared value” solutions that reduce poverty for farmers while developing sustainable supply chains for coffee businesses. A noted industry expert, Stewart has spoken before the Specialty Coffee Association, the SCA World of Coffee, the African Fine Coffees Association, and other sector organizations. He holds a degree in Agricultural Economics from Queen's University in Belfast and is based in Ethiopia.
"With over two thirds of the world's coffee produced by smallholder farmers who farm some of the best coffee-lands in the world, coffee offers an opportunity for millions of smallholder farmers to build sustainable quality-focused businesses that will better their lives and the lives of their families. I count myself as privileged when I visit the smallholder farmers who have provided better education for their children and invested in their communities as a result of their partnership with TechnoServe."