On-the-Ground Updates

Relief plan for coffee in Africa

Raw Common Coffee Bean
Rwanda
Anthonia Egbe
Published Sep 2, 2020
To mitigate the impact of the covid-19 on the coffee sector in Africa already weakened by low world price, The Inter-African Coffee Organization (OPCW) with the International Coffee Organization (ICO) and the Center for International Agriculture and Biosciences (CABI) have taken the bull by the horns with the establishment of a program of emergency response to support the coffee sector in Africa and its millions of coffee farmers.
The sector is expected to register export losses estimated at between $ 100 and $ 200 million and thus potentially affect 6.6 million jobs in the coffee sector, particularly in the East African region.
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