Feasibility study on processing mill to start


A FEASIBILITY study into establishing a wet and dry coffee processing mill in Kaintiba, Gulf, is expected to begin soon, according to Coffee Industry Corporation.
It followed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Gulf Governor Havila Kavo and CIC chief executive officer Charles Dambui last Thursday.
Dambui said while freight costs continued to increase annually, there was no guarantee for remote-based farmers in the long-term.
“Such initiatives to enable farmers to get an free on board value of green bean price at their processing end, is the way forward in addressing market access issues,” he said.
He said it would be the first time to set up a coffee factory in a remote area because most processing mills were located in the main economic hubs.
Dambui called on the governors of coffee growing-provinces to heed the plight of farmers and assist them.
Kavo said the people in Kaintiba and Kotidanga had been growing organic coffee but transporting it to the markets was a huge problem.

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