Kenya is host the East African Coffee Business Forum which is scheduled to commence on 11 to 14 February 2020 at the Coast Town of Mombasa.
The forum will bring together stakeholders from the Coffee value chain to discuss issues affecting the sector in the East African Countries.
According to the statement from the East African Community Secretariat, the key issues to be discussed during the forum include the removal of coffee trade barriers with a spotlight on the World Trade Organization.
Other issues to be discussed on at the Mombasa Coffee forum is the issue of innovative mechanisms to facilitate access to credit by buyers and investors priorities globally and how regional growers and traders can capitalize on the new opportunities in the coffee sector.
Kenneth Bagamuhunda, the Director-General Customs and Trade at the East African Community Secretariat said Coffee is key Cash Crop in the region thus all obstacles that hinder it’s development in the region should be worked on by all stakeholders in the sector.
“Coffee contributes much to economies within the member states of the EAC region hence we should ensure that we put in a mechanism that can support the sector to develop,” he explained.
The East African Coffee Forum is being organized by African Fine Coffee with support from the European Union.