Kiambu County coffee brand in the pipeline

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The County Government of Kiambu has partnered with the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation in efforts to create a Kiambu County coffee brand by the end of 2023, targeting foreign markets.

The project dubbed Action to Re-Launch Agriculture and Branding Internationalization of Kenyan Coffee, in and out of Africa (ARABIKA) involves revitalizing coffee farming, by supporting farmers to improve quality and yields through training and value addition that will ensure better incomes.

The emphasis of this programme is on youth and women, alongside increasing returns to primary coffee producers and boosting the county’s economy.

Kiambu Governor Kimani Wamatangi and the Department of Agriculture hosted a delegation from the agency led by its head Giovanni Grandi, International Relations Officer Giulio di Pinto and Kenya project manager Alberto Moia.

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