Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has appealed to Colombia to partner with Kenya to boost coffee trade in the country.
Speaking while attending a meeting with the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation in Chinchina, Colombia, the DP said that Kenya is on it’s way to reclaim it’s glory in the coffee trade through overseeing reforms in the sector.
Colombia is one of the countries who have has succeeded in the coffee trade and Kenya is seeking to partner with Colombia in it’s quest to gain entry into the global market and not only benefit the country but also cascade down to farmers.
It was a nostalgic but a great learning moment for me and the Kenyan delegation as we engaged Colombian coffee farmers from the National Coffee Federation in Chinchina County, Caldas State.— H.E. Rigathi Gachagua, EGH (@rigathi) September 14, 2023
It was equally insightful being taken through the coffee value-chain- together with a… pic.twitter.com/M5AjOOAA4F
“We are also deeply grateful to the Government of Colombia, led by H.E President Gustavo Petro Urrego, for the will to support our farmers to earn commensurate to their sweat. We are committed to delivering the reforms and the Plan, as better days beckon,” Gachagua says.
Among the delegation accompanying the DP is a group of farmers from various counties of Kenya in a bid to expand their knowledge on coffee planting, value addition, marketing as well as impact skills being applied in Colombia directly to the farmer.
The DP emphasized that the government is committed to ensuring farmer centered reforms are implemented.