• Caffeine boost

    Caffeine boost

    Angola’s coffee value chain is about to benefit from a EUR12 million investment, in a bid to revitalise the once-thriving sector.

    The EU is implementing a programme that aims to enable the growth of the coffee value chain, and bolster its contribution to the Angolan GDP. It is anticipated that doing so will also assist the diversification of the country’s economy.

    The five-year programme also supports the Southern African nation’s Programme to Support Production, Export Diversification and Import Substitution, which has coffee as one of the focus areas.

    As reported by Africa Business Communities, the EU programme aims to ‘strengthen the capacity of public institutions as relevant as the National Coffee Institute [and] the Private Investment and Export Promotion Agency by linking and facilitating their dialogue with the private actors involved in the value chain’. It will do this by improving coffee certification and quality processes, and promoting and facilitating exports.

    24 March 2020
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