Author: Lobga Derick Sullivan

Ethiopia & Uganda To Witness Increase Coffee Production in 2017-18


Africa’s top two coffee growers, Uganda and Ethiopia, that accounts for more than 60 percent of coffee production in Africa, will produce 10.9m bags in 2017-8, reports a US Department of Agriculture foreign staff (Agrimoney) . This will mean an increase in 175m bags year this season, a record from the two countries. Expectations also show exports of 7.31m bags, which is also

World Coffee Producers Forum Adds President Clinton


According to Daily Coffee News, the World Coffee Producers Forum in Medellín, Colombia has seen the addition of a new member, former US President Bill Clinton, to join the discussion panel. President Clinton, alongside Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos will join international coffee experts as from July 10 to 12, 2017 to address the already sold-out inaugural event of the

Rust-Resistant Leaf Hybrid, Centroamericano Scores 90.5 at 2017 Nicaragua CoE


According to Daily Coffee News, Centroamericano, a leaf-rust-resistant hybrid has marked a major win in the 2017 Nicaragua Cup of Excellence, CoE, by scoring 90.5. This is a major win for this type of hybrid development called in coffee as F1. Centroamericano also bagged the CoE Presidential Award as well as coming second place in the National Coffee Quality Competition, that

Cameroon’s Festicoffee 2017 Promoted Local Consumption

Cameroon’s Festicoffee 2017 Promoted Local Consumption

According to Cameroon Tribune, the fifth edition of Cameroon’s National Cocoa and Coffee Board, NCCB, Festicoffee took place at the Yaounde Multipurpose Sports Complex with about 200 participants from different sectors of the industry in Cameroon. This year’s activities was based on the promotion of instant coffee as well as a show case of other coffee-based products. The event that

Cameroon Government Offers 2.5 Million Coffee Seedlings To Producers


According to Business in Cameroon, the government of Cameroon will offer about 2.5 million coffee seedlings to coffee farmers in the country. This initiative by the government was revealed by the Minister of Agriculture, Henri Eyébé Ayissi, when he was officially launching the 2017 cocoa and coffee season in Buea, the capital of the South West Region. According to the

Ugandan Government Promotes Coffee-Drinking Culture

Ugandan Government Promotes Coffee-Drinking Culture

According to reports by Quartz Africa, Uganda consumed only 3% of its total coffee production last year. This is far below what its neighbor, Ethiopia, who produces more coffee than Uganda is consuming. Ethiopia consumes about half its total coffee production yearly. Inspire Africa, a development agency that promotes coffee consumption amongst Ugandans says if Uganda should consume 10% of its

Coop Coffees Creates Fund for Climate Projects


According to  Daily Coffee News, Cooperative Coffes which imports green coffee is launching a diverse initiative program that will help all the producers linked to its network to grow progressively. The goal is to measure the amount of carbon dioxide emitted during agricultural practices that affect the environment and other projects in coffee producing areas then support the organisation financially through