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KENYA COFFEE TRADERS WOO CHINA AS OUTPUT DROPS

Kenyan traders intend to increase exports to China to boost revenue. James Odongo, CEO of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) for Nairobi County, told journalists that vegetables, tea and coffee are some of the key Kenyan products that could be supported for further export in the face of growing international orders.

The Kenya-China trade linkages also offer an opportunity for the transfer of skills and technology from China to the local market even as Kenya seeks to rebuild from the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

James Odongo, CEO of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry

In January, Kenya signed a total of six memoranda of understanding with China in the areas of trade, digital innovation, green development and investment to enhance export and import opportunities for small and medium enterprises.

This news comes against the backdrop of a report showing the country’s coffee output likely to drop as a result of the lack of fertiliser. The newly published report that tracks Kenya’s coffee production, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) says Kenya’s coffee production in the 2022-23 growing season will drop by 10 per cent to 700,000 bags.

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    Nick Baskett is the editor in Chief at Bartalks. He holds a diploma from the Financial Times as a Non Executive Director and works as a consultant across multiple industries. Nick has owned multiple businesses, including an award-winning restaurant and coffee shop in North Macedonia.

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