UGANDA - To realise the potential economic benefits from coffee planting in northern Uganda, an estimated total investment of about US$ 3.2 m (sh8.1 b) over the five 5 years (2014-2018), is required.
RWANDA - Two coffee co-operatives from Gakenke and Muhanga districts have received Rwf9.7 million funding for clean water supply and waste water treatment projects at their coffee washing stations.
ETHIOPIA - The Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), in concert with the Ministry of Trade (MoT) has finalised a Coffee Development Strategy that will be used to boost coffee production in the second Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP II) over the next five years.
KENYA - The national government is reviewing policies to ensure full liberalisation of marketing systems and improved coffee production.
GHANA - President John Dramani Mahama on Friday announced a number of incentives for cocoa farmers to inspire them to step up production in the coming years.
KENYA - Tea farmers from Kericho seek to join as a party in the case where KTDA wants court to bar the Competition Authority of Kenya from releasing a report on tea industry.
TANZANIA - Coffee farmers who are supported by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through Coffee Partnership for Tanzania (CPT) have lauded the support, saying through it they plan to over double their harvest from a half a kg per coffee tree to almost 3 kgs.
KENYA - Leases of multinational tea companies in Nandi County will not be renewed, the regional government has announced.
EAST AFRICA - Climate change could adversely affect the coffee sector in East Africa, a new study has found.
KENYA - The High Court has temporarily barred the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) from implementing a report on the country’s tea sector.
KENYA - The Chinese government has rejected most of Kenya’s tea leaves over high fluoride content, erecting yet another road block on Kenya’s bid to grow its earnings from tea exports.
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