Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on Sunday, September 10, night flew out for an official visit to Bogota in Colombia.
In the statement, DP Gachagua noted that his visit to Colombia is in line with efforts to boost earnings from coffee farming in Kenya.
He reiterated Kenya Kwanza’s resolve to revive the coffee farming sector noting that his efforts will help to restore value to the farmer.
What’s More, Gachagua stated that Kenya will be looking to strengthen bilateral relations with the South American country during his visit.
“Our resolve to revive the coffee sub-sector remains firm. This visit to Colombia will enhance the efforts to make the sub-sector profitable to the farmer as was years before,” Gachagua stated.
Colombia is one of the largest coffee producers in the world.
According to Statista, the Latin-America country accounts for more than 10 percent of coffee production in the world.
Gachagua to Revive Coffee arming
In an earlier statement, the DP announced that his delegation will include farmers from Kenya in a bid to enhance their network with global players in the coffee market.
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“The visit to Colombia, therefore, will allow us to engage roasters directly for the farmer to be the biggest beneficiary in our coffee production chain,” the DP stated.
Moreover, the visit will add to the engagements the Deputy President has had relating to coffee production in the country.
Since rising to power in 2022, the DP has led the line in efforts to revamp the sector, restating on several occasions his resolve to ensure farmers maximize benefits from coffee production.
This amid recent reports of plummeting prices of coffee prompting some farmers to uproot their coffee bushes in favor of other crops.
Gachagua to Attend G77
Besides his engagements in Bogota, the DP is expected to fly to Havana, in Cuba where the G77 Summit is scheduled to take place.
The Summit is set to bring together over 130 countries under the theme “Current Development Challenges: The Role of Science, Technology, and Innovation,”.
This will set the stage for a discussion on solutions to contemporary development challenges.
Moreover, the Summit will set pace for the upcoming Third South Summit- a bloc that brings developing countries, which is scheduled to take place in Uganda in December.