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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Jeremy Block – Coffee icon celebrates 70 years of Dormans Group’s impact

INSPIRATIONAL INTERVIEW The name Jeremy Block is synonymous with the coffee industry in Kenya, Africa and beyond, and when put together with Dormans Group, he has spent nearly 40 years to grow the company to be the leading coffee growers, processors and exporters in East Africa. As the company celebrates its 70th anniversary, Africa Inc.magazine had a discussion with Jeremy as he eases off his responsibilities and hands over daily management of the Group to a new set of leaders. Please take us back to 70 years ago when the…

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