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National Launch of the Coffee season

Revitalizing Ghana’s Coffee Industry: A Successful Launch of the 2024/2025 Coffee Seedling Distribution

The launch of Ghana’s 2024/2025  Coffee season was marked with durbar of chiefs and people of the Saviefe Traditional area at the Saviefe Station of the Seed Production Division (SPD) of the Ghana Cocoa Board on June 21, 2024. The event marked pivotal moment for Ghana’s coffee industry. over 100 participants, including farmers, industry actors, local leaders, government regulators  and media representatives and was chaired by the Chief of Saviefe. The primary objectives were to establish a robust network among stakeholders, engage directly with coffee farmers, and address their needs to rejuvenate the coffee sector in Ghana.

Keynote speakers emphasized the importance of sustainable agricultural practices and youth involvement in coffee farming. Lawrence Twum, Executive Director of the Seed Production Division (SPD), reaffirmed SPD’s commitment to providing high-quality, sustainable coffee seeds to meet farmers’ demands. Larry Attipoe, National Coordinator for the Alliances for Action program under the International Trade Centre (ITC), encouraged the youth to embrace coffee farming as a means of achieving economic independence and reducing reliance on government job provision. Ivy Osei-Sampah from the Coffee Federation of Ghana discussed ongoing challenges farmers face in post-harvest marketing and outlined support measures to mitigate these issues.

The event concluded on a high note with the commencement of the distribution of nearly one million coffee seedlings by the SPD and supported by the EU-OACPS Business Friendly Programme. The event underscored the collective effort by key actors to revitalize Ghana’s coffee industry and set a solid foundation for its future growth and sustainability.

The ACP Coffee Project in Ghana is funded by the European Union and Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States and implemented at the value chain level by the International Trade Center Alliances for Action.

Video of Launch of the Coffee Planting Season

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