Stakeholders launch a $950m initiative aimed at boosting productivity for the coffee industry

Harry Kimtai, PS Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries. The Inter African Coffee Organization (IACO) has joined forces with the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI) and the International Coffee Organization (ICO) to launch the $950 million ‘Africa Coffee Facility’ (ACF) to boost Africa’s coffee industry and achieve a 40 percent increase in high-quality exports worth $5 billion a year. The ACF is projected to transform Africa’s coffee production currently 10 percent of the global coffee market into a vibrant and resilient industry again. Coffee is a primary source of…