Coffee output drops by 8,000 tonnes

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  • The payment delays killed the farmers’ morale to produce more coffee this year, he said at the Central Kenya Coffee Mill, where the most efficient coffee cooperatives were rewarded.
  • Mr Kuria said CMS was committed to certifying coffee cooperatives with the aim of standardising and sustaining quality in production and processing to meet market needs.
  • During the ceremony, Gachatha Coffee was ranked the best cooperative in Nyeri, having paid the highest amount — Sh75 per kilogramme.

Coffee production in central Kenya has dropped by 20 per cent this year due to delays by cooperative societies to pay farmers.

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