GHANA – The Coffee Federation of Ghana (CFG) has embarked on efforts that seek to
As one of its mandates to support all aspects of the coffee value chain in Ghana through advocacy and networking, CFG has unveiled plans of developing a strong
According to Samuel Adimado, vice president of the Coffee Federation of Ghana, the initiative presents a strong opportunity of attracting the needed investment required for the future of the coffee industry in the country.
CFG has partnered the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) in mapping out farmers potentials, highly coffee productive regions, identifying hybrid planting materials as well as warehouse locations that will help strengthen the sector, GhanaWeb reports.
“We have started collating the data and we believe that it will help us to turn things around. Ghana used to do well in the coffee business and with the collapse of the global coffee market, we lost that position.
But now that the global coffee market is thriving, we have revamp our industry to attract the needed investment,” Mr Adimado said.
Through the partnership, the bodies also seek to develop guidelines that will assist in regulating activities in the industry as well as developing a baseline assessment on coffee consumption in the country.
Mr. Adimado noted that this will help to
“What we want to amplify is that coffee should be a diversified option for farmers that want to go into coffee as an enterprise. So, we want to support coffee and champion it as a diversified income in the commodity arena. That is the idea behind CFG,” he elaborates
CFG is also seeking partnership with potential agencies and organizations to in a bid to boost local consumption and demand for the commodity.
The efforts will improve to the continent’s coffee production which currently contributes about 10.8% of the world’s total volume.
However, available statistics reveal that the continent only consumes 3% of the total coffee produced domestically with Ethiopia as the leading coffee producer taking up 50% of the total volume of coffee produced locally.