District Buying Coffee At K4 Per Kilo To Encourage Farmers

From: thenational.com

The Maprik development authority (MDDA), through its business arm, will now be buying coffee directly from farmers at a subsidised price, local MP and Minister for Agriculture and Livestock John Simon says.
Simon committed K150,000 for the Maprik Investment Ltd to immediately start purchasing robusta coffee beans at K4 per kilogram.
He said the district had the potential to significantly increase its coffee production and initiatives such as the coffee subsidy would encourage farmers to focus on their coffee plots.
At the moment Maprik is one of four districts in Central Sepik that produces coffee; while standing at 7,000kg of bean production a year, as alluded by Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC) extension officer David Elmai, there was still space for production growth.

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