RWANDA - The National Agriculture Export Board (NAEB) has kicked off a campaign to distribute fertilisers to coffee farmers across the country.
TANZANIA - Tanzania's average arabica coffee prices rose at the Moshi auction last week, buoyed by strong demand from exporters and higher New York markets, the Tanzania Coffee Board (TCB) said.
ETHIOPIA - A directive for the implementation of safety and health of employees at work from the Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs (MoLSA) has caused an uproar at coffee plantations, affecting the season’s productivity.
TANZANIA - The average prices of Tanzania’s mild Arabica and Robusta coffee beans rose during the last auction, which was held last week in Moshi.
KENYA - Tea farmers have a reason to smile after the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) announced a Sh43.25 billion bonus for the smallholder sector.
ETHIOPIA - The Japanese giant coffee buyer and roaster Ueshima Coffee Company (UCC), partnering with the Ethiopian coffee exporting firm Metad Agricultural Development Plc, the owner of Kabu Coffee, is to introduce its worldwide popular coffee quality contest in Ethiopia, the first of its kind in Africa.
RWANDA - Rwanda’s tea industry was last week recognised for producing best quality tea in the international Gold Medal Tea Competition held in America. The recognition was announced during the 6th Annual North American Tea Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
WEST AFRICA - Unseasonal weather in West Africa, which produces almost three-quarters of global cocoa supplies, is threatening to widen the supply shortage for the commodity.
RWANDA - Rwanda has fetched $423,396 (about Rwf318 million) from this year’s online coffee auction, an increase from $301,771 (about Rwf226.3 million) generated in 2014.
RWANDA - Rwanda's tea export earnings increased by 27 per cent to over $6 million in July, driven by better prices on the international market, the National Agriculture Exports Board (NAEB) monthly report indicates.
KENYA - Meru coffee farmers have secured a commercial licence to market their product directly on the Nairobi Coffee Exchange and to international buyers.
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