Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank to inject US$17m in coffee sector

TANZANIA – State-owned Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank (TADB) is continuing to offer financial support to coffee cooperatives in the country facilitating the production and purchase of the crop. Recently the bank issued Tsh27bn/- (US$11.6m) to four Lake Victoria Zone cooperative societies to buy coffee from Kagera and Mara farmers this season. Kagera region is the main Robusta coffee producing area and contributes to about 30 per cent of the total coffee production in Tanzania. The cooperative societies are Ngara Farmers’ Cooperative, Karagwe District Cooperative Union (KDCU), Kagera Cooperative Union (KCU) and…

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Kenyan county receives coffee milling machine from South Korean investor to boost production

KENYA – Baringo County, located west of Kenya has received a coffee milling machine worth ksh.100 million (US$927,500), financed by a South Korean investor Rev. Cha Bo Yong, aimed to boost production and processing of the cash crop. The milling machine will be installed in the county’s coffee processing factory that is currently under construction and set for completion by mid-September. According to reports by Kenyan News Agency, it will have an average milling capacity of 10 tons of coffee per day and 200 tonnes a month. The machine is the first…

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