INTRODUCTION


NCPA (F) is the umbrella organization for all the Nepalese coffee organization, businessman & co-operatives involved in coffee industry. It was established as central committee in 2054 B.S. (1997) & since 2061 B.S. (2003) it has been running as an association. This institute mainly works for institutional development, coffee production, processing technology, advertisement & marketing. It has also been working jointly with government of Nepal, private sectors, social organizations & industrialists for policy development & implementation.

Historical Background
In Nepal, Hira Giri started coffee production in 1995 B.S. (1938) at Aanpchaur of Gulmi. Due to unaccompanied effort of the government & lack of market & technology coffee, planting did not exceed as expected. On 30th Kartik 2046 B.S (1989); enthusiast farmers of Palpa initiated the establishment of Coffee production group which later transformed into committee of Nepal coffee in 2048 B.S. (1991). In 2050 B.S. (1993) concept of organic coffee was introduced. Likewise, in the same year with the initiation & effort of the committee, Nation Tea & Coffee Development Board was established. The role of Helvdas Nepal in the organization development & technological advertisement has been phenomenal.

In 2054 B.S. (1997), 8 district (Palpa, Gulmi, Syanja, Kaski, Kavre, Lamjung, Baglung & Jhapa) jointly established Central Committee of Nepal coffee producers association. Gradually, committees were formed in villages & district level organization in the district & in 2058 B.S. central level committee was established. In 2061 B.S. (2003), district coffee producers associations were made independent & association was formed as umbrella institute. Currently Palpa, Gulmi, Syanja, Kaski, Kavre, Lamjung, Baglung, Jhapa and 14 districts are associated in this association. Other districts are also in verge of association.

Vision
The main objective of the organization is to unify the small and marginalized group of farmers located at hilly region (800-1600 meter) and help them produce, process and market organic and high quality coffee which will enhance their living standard and national income on the whole.

 

Target group: small and middle class farmers, women, marginalized and professional coffee producers.

Objectives
• To produce, process and manage markets for coffee and help provide different short term, mid-term and long term planning regarding these.
• To provide necessary research, trainings, visit, etc. to promote coffee producers, professional organizations and cooperatives in order to achieve international standard in production and processing of coffee.
 

STRUCUTURE OF NCPA AND ITS PRIORITIES

• Farmers, groups, DCPA, co-operative, industrialists, professionals and café runners can become member of NCPA.
• At present, there are different coffee brands in Nepalese market and more than 30 companies under NCPA.

Main priorities of NCPA
• To enhance the production of coffee.
• For better marketing, there has been significant contribution by providing machine, parts, technical and economical aids through DCCU and DCPA.
• To convert whole Nepalese coffee production to organic system.

 

Nepalese Coffee and International Relations
• At present, Nepalese coffee is being exported to America, Japan, Canada, Korea, Germany and some other European countries.
• Institutes like Helvetas/Nepal, JAICA and PACT has been helping technically and economically for betterment of Nepalese coffee production, technology and business.
• Till date Nepalese coffee have participated in various international fairs conducted in countries like America, European Union, China, and Japan.
• Nepalese coffee has also participated in international fairs in Elsalvador and India through NCPA.
• Countries where logo of Nepalese coffee has been registered:
Canada, Japan, South Korea, European Union, Norway, Switzerland, Honkong, Singapore

STRUCUTURE OF NCPA AND PRIORITIES
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Situation of Coffee Production in Nepal
• Currently 517 ton coffee is yearly produced in Nepal (Green Beans).
• Approximately 70% of total production is consumed within the country.
• In next year, the total projected production is estimated to be 700 ton..
• By 2020, total production is expected to reach 2000 ton by enhancing the production.
• Green beans are collected and processed from coffee production groups and Co-operatives.
• In Nepalese coffee, 11–11.5% moisture is obtained through fresh, cherry, pulping, fermentation and drying.

NCPA(NCF) Board Members                                                        
President : Om Nath Adhikari                                                                        
Vice-president : Bhawani Prasad Sharma                                                     

Vice-President : Phul Kumar Lama                                                                
Secretary General : Santosh Pokharel                                                          
Secretary : Mandu Thapa                                                                              
Treasurer : Ananda Subedi                                                                            
 Dr. Raj Kumar Banjara

Dhakeswor Ghimire

Phani Narayan Aryal

Lok Bahadur Ghalan

Saroj Shrestha

Bod Raj Aryal

Tek Raj Giri

Krishna Prasad Ghimire

Dinesh Kadel

Kedar Sapkota

Indira Lama

Prem Raj Pangeni

Shanti Devi Ghimire

Surya Kumar Lama

Dilliram Regmi

Basudev Mishra

Yan Bahadur Asthani

Laxmi Giri

Rishi Kumari Aryal

Bishow Bandhu Pokharel

Govinda Dawadi

Ganesh Prasad Kadel

Puskarnath Banjade