NAIROBI, (Xinhua) --
Kenya’s Agriculture Ministry on Tuesday launched an online
coffee auction system to contribute to the efforts towards
coffee production and earnings.
Mwangi Kiunjuri, the
Cabinet Secretary said during the launch that the system will
enable farmers follow live proceedings of sale of their coffee
through regional screens.
“The system now
creates transparency and openness on how coffee is sold at the
auction hence increasing the confidence to the coffee owner and
demystify the misunderstanding held about coffee auction
process,” he said during the launch of the system in Nairobi.
Kiunjuri noted that
the coffee marketing process will now avail real time reports to
all stakeholders from farmers, buyers, marketing agents and
The CS noted that
the government is committed to working with all coffee
stakeholders to increase coffee production from the current
45,000 metric tons to more than 128,000 metric tons that they
have previously recorded.
He announced plans
to provide farmers with subsidized fertilizer and liming to
Kenya embarks on promoting value
addition, domestic consumption of coffee