ETHIOPIA - The Ministry of Agriculture(MoA) is collecting comments on a draft regulation to re-establish an authority for coffee and tea development years after a similar body was discarded as irrelevant.
SOUTH AFRICA - The Eastern Cape’s ailing chicory industry was thrown a financial lifeline in Alexandria on Thursday when the government and Nestlé SA signed a memorandum of understanding to grow local production.
KENYA - Logistics firm Siginon has said it is stranded with five million kilogrammes of tea held in one of its warehouses in Mombasa after its trading licence was suspended mid last month.
KENYA - Tea prices at the Mombasa auction have risen 46 per cent compared to the same period last year as the cold season sets in.
KENYA - A dispute on whose role it is between counties and a national government agency on agriculture to license coffee agents could delay issuing of new permits starting July 1.
KENYA - Hundreds of containers loaded with tea for export are stuck at the Mombasa port after the Kenya Revenue Authority introduced strict scanning procedures to check export of contraband and illegal goods.
GHANA - The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the International Cocoa Organisation (ICCO) have repositioned themselves to boost business opportunities in Africa’s cocoa sector, including youth employment and empowering women participation.
TANZANIA – The European Union has commended the Tea Research Institute of Tanzania (TRIT) after their first release of improved tea variety last year after 100 years, saying it is certainly the testimony of the success and commitment of this institution.
RWANDA – The National Agricultural Exports Board (NAEB) has started a countrywide sensitisation campaign to promote quality along the tea value chain.
RWANDA - Rwanda’stea export earnings increased to $29.7 million in first week of June, up from $28.7 million at the end of May, a new report from the National Agriculture export Board (NAEB) has indicated.
RWANDA - East African Exchange (EAX), Kigali-based commodities exchange, will start trading in coffee and beans in coming weeks, Alfa Kadri, the EAX chief executive, has said.
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