The Zimbabwe Coffee Mill (ZCM) is awaiting government feedback from a coffee development strategy it tabled last year, industry players told the Financial Gazette’s Companies & Markets this week.
GHANA - More than 50 million seedlings are to be distributed this year to cocoa farmers to boost the production and harvest of cocoa.
UGANDA - USAID, the donor arm of the US government, has agreed to finance the implementation of Uganda's coffee policy, as the country looks to boost a sector that was once its main export industry.
TANZANIA - The Coffee Partnership for Tanzania (CPT) has trained more than 40, 000 farmers in crop growing areas for the past two years under the support of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
KENYA - More than 560,000 small-scale tea farmers in various parts of the country will now be able to access affordable credit facilities to enable them expand and diversify investments.
TANZANIA - There is a ray of hope among the small-scale tea growers in southern highlands of Tanzania following the decision taken by the Kilolo District authorities to revive the green-leaf crop in the area.
TANZANIA - Tanzania can increase tea production and bring in enough foreign exchange as the case in some African countries if the government will put more emphasis in using the existing opportunities.
KENYA - The Government has disbursed Sh442.31 million fertiliser subsidy to small-scale tea farmers under the management of Kenya Tea Development Agency.
RWANDA - A new coffee policy that seeks to increase coffee production and strengthen extension services in coffee farming is in the offing.
KENYA - The entry of more tea processing factories in the South Rift is expected to increase competition for produce, with farmers hoping this will improve their fortunes.
TANZANIA - The Tea Research Institute of Tanzania (TRIT) in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will install automatic weather stations in all tea growing regions so as to determine the effects of climate change in the tea subsector.
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