September 4

Africa Launches $14 Million Program To Shore up Coffee Sector Amid COVID-19

The Inter-African Coffee Organization (IACO) said on Wednesday it has jointly launched a $14.3m intervention program to alleviate the impact of COVID-19 on the continent’s coffee sector.

IACO said it has teamed up with the International Coffee Organization (ICO) and the Center for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI) to design an emergency intervention program to ease the pain caused by the pandemic on the sector.

The initiative aims to alleviate market disruptions, food, nutrition, and income security challenges facing millions of smallholder farmers across 11 countries for an initial three-year period, IACO secretary-general Fred Kawuma said in a statement.

Photo courtesy of Etty Fidele.

Source: Daily News Egypt (link opens in a new window)

Agriculture, Coronavirus
food security, smallholder farmers