UGANDA - Coffee, Uganda’s leading export commodity, has exhibited a decline in both volume and value for the last 12 months.
KENYA - The Kenya Union of Small Scale Tea Owners (Kussto) said it will not recognise the new directors, arguing that the election was not procedural.
NIGERIA - Nigeria may miss its cocoa output target of 500,000 metric tons in the 2014-15 season after an outbreak of fungal blackpod disease devastated farms following heavy rains, a farmers’ association said.
KENYA - Kenya's coffee output will rise 22 per cent to about 60,000 tonnes in the next two crop years (Oct-Sept), thanks to new varieties and increasing area under cultivation, a senior government official said on Thursday.
NIGERIA - Although cocoa production account for only 0.3 per cent of Nigeria’s agricultural Gross Domestic Product (GDP), it has remained the main agricultural export commodity for the nation.
KENYA - Agricultural firm Kapchorua Tea saw its net profit for the half year ended September drop 38 per cent, taking a hit from lower valuations of its bushes.
RWANDA - Rwanda’s tea industry could be destined for a better year following a consensus among key sector players to increase the liquor quality benchmark to at least 7 out of the possible 11 aggregates.
RWANDA - Authorities in the southern district of Nyaruguru are set to increase tea production in the district to help transform people's lives and the economy.
KENYA - Coffee farmers are likely to earn more this financial year, thanks to improved prices both in the local and international markets.
KENYA - Average auction prices for tea dipped to a historical low of $2.01 per kilogramme in September [Sh178.32 at an average exchange rate of 89.16 in the month], according to fresh data.
UGANDA - The Uganda Coffee Development Authority has said Uganda’s best coffee now comes from Lira District and the region is beginning to exhibit potential to become the leading producer of coffee in Uganda.
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