Capital Markets Authority to regulate sale of coffee in Kenya

KENYA – Coffee trading in Kenya will now be regulated by the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) as the Treasury moves to tame cartels, who have been blamed for diminishing earnings by farmers. Draft regulations published […]

The Kenyan Cabinet approves US$29.5m Cherry Advance Revolving Fund regulations to boost coffee production

KENYA – The Kenyan government has approved Kshs. 3 Billion (US$29.5m) Cherry Advance Revolving Fund regulations to boost coffee farming in the country. The government has established the Rules and Regulations titled “The Public Finance […]

Coffee stakeholders’ partner to launch US$950m Africa Coffee Facility

AFRICA – The Inter African Coffee Organisation (IACO) in partnership with the Centre for Agriculture & Biosciences International (CABI) and the International Coffee Organization (ICO) have launched the Africa Coffee Facility’ (ACF) worth US$950 million […]

County governments in Kenya invest in cash crop production and trade

KENYA – Kericho County Government is planning to set up a tea factory in the coming financial year, a project that will cost KSh150 million (US$1.5m) in Kenyan’s western region. Alongside the factory project, the […]

Uganda to introduce new regulation for coffee farming to boost quality and output

UGANDA – The government of Uganda through the Uganda Coffee Development Authority plans to introduce a new law to regulate coffee farming in a drive to boost quality and output. The new National Coffee Bill, […]

Nestlé unveils three year program to boost coffee production in Kenya

KENYA – Nestlé Kenya has unveiled a Sh23 million (US$230,000) program that seeks to boost coffee production in the Central and Western regions of the country. Njeru Ng’entu, Nestl East Africa Managing Director, said that […]

Olam partners IITA to help Ugandan coffee farmers build climate resilience

UGANDA – Olam International, a multinational agribusiness company has joined forces with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to improve Ugandan coffee farmers’ resilience to climate change. Olam, as a major coffee exporter in […]