Commercial coffee production dries up

Source: Commercial coffee production dries up | Financial Gazette (News)

COMMERCIAL coffee production in Zimbabwe has virtually collapsed, plunging nearly 3 000 percent during the past 28 years after government abandoned the once vibrant sector, the few remaining producers have indicated.

The country produced 500 tonnes of coffee in 2017 compared to as much as 15 000 tonnes produced in 1989 after the number of farmers declined from 120 commercial producers before the land reform programme to just three today.

Zimbabwe Coffee Mill director, Johane Jori told The Financial Gazette that there was no commercial coffee production because of a number of challenges, chief among them lack of investment in the sector.

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    Flick 3 years ago

    “no commercial coffee production because of a number of challenges, chief among them lack of investment in the sector”. No mention of the wanton destruction by mugabe&co of perfectly viable operations eg – Roy Bennett in Chimanimani.