ZAMBIA - Over 3,000 out-grower farmers are expected to benefit from the Northern Coffee Corporation Limited (NCCL) scheme in the next five years in Northern Province.
KENYA - The prices of tea at the Mombasa auction have fallen to a 10-week low as the volumes continue to grow.
KENYA - The price of coffee at the New York Coffee exchange rose to 138 dollar cents per pound this week from 124 cents last week, helping the local price to register good performance at the local auction.
KENYA - Cartels running the country’s coffee industry have siphoned at least Sh28 billion from farmers in the past seven years in an elaborate price manipulation scam, an insider report has found.
KENYA - The agriculture sector regulator and Nairobi county government are fighting over who between them has the powers to issue a trading licence to the Kenya Planters Cooperative Union (KPCU).
GHANA - Parliament on Wednesday approved a loan agreement between the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) and a consortium of international and local banks for an amount of $1.8 billion for the purchase of cocoa beans for the 2015/ 2016 crop season.
ETHIOPIA - Tepi Coffee Plantation became a fully private company in a 733.2 million Br deal, which saw the transfer of the 49pc government share to Green Coffee Agro Industry Plc, which already held a 51pc share.
KENYA - Tea farmers and investors will miss out on the immediate windfall from higher prices at the Mombasa auction and weaker local currencies because of low volumes towards the close of the crop season in June.
KENYA - The Nairobi Coffee Exchange has joined the licensing row pitting the agriculture regulator, Kenya Planters Co-operative Union (KPCU) and City Hall in a spat that could delay payment to farmers for their produce.
KENYA - The Nairobi Coffee Exchange (NCE) resumed operations last week from a one-month recess with the price of the beverage registering a slight improvement from the last sale.
KENYA - The government has lifted a ban imposed on logistics firm Siginon stopping it from trading in tea.
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