While marketing the agricultural sector, the DP said Kenya’s coffee is one of the best qualities available in the world.
“We have enough coffee, and once you come and place your orders, the quantity you desire will be available,” said Gachagua.
In addition, Gachagua mentioned that the Kenyan government is working to improve the quality of coffee produced.
“I appeal to the world and all stakeholders to come buy our coffee directly, it doesn’t make much sense to go through other people,” he added.
Also, the DP noted that Kenya is strategically placed along the Indian Ocean making it accessible through the port in Mombasa.
“We are advantaged in that we boast of a good port, in the city of Mombasa making it very easy for any importer of our coffee to send it to any destination in the World,” he said.
Good Transport System
Furthermore, the deputy president praised Kenya’s transport system noting that coffee coming straight from factories get to the port of Mombasa before exportation efficiently.
He also said Kenya has advanced financial systems that make business activities thrive.
“Kenya is technologically compliant, making it is easy to do business,” he said.
Additionally, DP Gachagua noted that Kenya is a very secure country in a region that is unstable.
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Gachagua Calls for Partnership
Moreover, the second in command invited international stakeholders to partner with Kenya especially in the coffee sector.
“That is why I am here as DP, to give you an assurance that we are willing to partner with our Roasters to give you access to the best quality coffee in the world,” said Gachagua.
In addition, Gachagua said Kenya has embarked on serious coffee reforms noting that this will create efficient systems for importers who desire to purchase Kenyan coffee.
Also, the DP informed the delegation of tourist opportunities available in Kenya, urging them to explore the various national parks available when they visit the country for coffee business.
Further, he said Kenya has species of wildlife that are not available in many parts of the world.
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“We have the big five, the lion, cheetah giraffe, rhino and buffalo. That will give you an opportunity to mix business with tourism,” stated Gachagua.
Additionally, he mentioned the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, which is the eighth wonder of the world.
Kenya Hosting 2024 Coffee Forum
Nonetheless, DP Gachagua revealed that he had a discussion with the organizers of CPRF on the possibility of Kenya hosting the 2024 event.
“We have had a discussion with the organizers of this forum with a possibility of Kenya hosting the forum in November 2024,” he said.
According to the deputy president, this will allow producers and roasters to meet physically with the Kenyan coffee farmers.
Also, the DP explained that the producers will visit the Kenyan coffee farms and make informed decision before buying.