Coffee Reforms: Global Giant Java to Directly Purchase Coffee From Kenyan Farmers

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Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has signed an agreement with global coffee chain Java Coffee Company in Belgium to buy coffee directly from local farmers in Kenya starting with 700 tonnes.

The DP, who is currently in Belgium on a working visit has been tasked with championing reforms in the country’s coffee, tea, and dairy sectors.

Belgium is Europe’s third-largest importer of green coffee after Germany and Italy, and the largest re-exporter of green coffee in Europe. The country is the second largest destination of Kenyan Coffee and the gateway to most of Europe through the Port of Antwerp, which the DP also toured.

Handling about 50% of Europe’s coffee logistics, Antwerp is a key and strategic Port for Kenya in our determination to link the farmer directly to the market.

Gachagua has ALSO inked a KSh 115 billion deal with the European Union (EU) on behalf of Kenya in Brussels, on the sidelines of the Global Gateway Forum 2023.

The grant has been approved under the Multiannual Action Plan for the financial year 2023-2024 and the money will fund the implementation of priority projects under the green transition- environmental sustainability and resilience.

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