Government committed towards coffee reforms

The Government is committed towards coffee reforms in the country.

Co-operatives Cabinet Secretary Simon Chelugui says the Coffee Value Chain has the potential of transforming the lives of over 800,000 households who directly depend on it as smallholder growers.

According to the CS, in general, the coffee industry employs more than 6 million Kenyans directly and indirectly.

“It is for this reason that the government is putting all its efforts in the coffee farmer centered reforms,” he said.

The meeting hosted by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua at Karen.PHOTO/Courtesy.

The CS was speaking on Thursday February 29, 2024 when he joined Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua where he hosted the Kenya-Colombia Technical Cooperation on Coffee Value Chain engagement at his Karen Residence.

He added that Kenya hopes to tap into Colombia’s experience and success as a top global producer of high quality and premium coffee flavors.

In attendance were Colombian Ambassador to Kenya H.E Pedro Leon Cortes Ruiz, Chairperson of the National Assembly Committee on Agriculture and Livestock Dr. John Mutunga among other leaders in the coffee sub-sector.

This even as cooperation between Kenya and Colombia on the coffee value chain is gaining momentum.

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