Coffee farmers in Kerema District will soon experience more production in their communities.
This follows the launch of the District’s Coffee Marketing and Rehabilitation project recently. Kerema MP Richard Mendani says more work needs to be done to improve price tagging and freight challenges by rural farmers.
MP Mendani made this statement in a recent visit to Kotidani Local Level Government recently.
For the Kotidana people, coffee is the only cash crop the people can venture into. Greater awareness is now being carried out to strengthen coffee production for the 40,000 plus people.
Most farmers in the Kotidana LLG face transport and freight challenges in bringing their coffee produce to the market.
The Kerema District Development Authority is subsidising the coffee price, however MP Richard Mendani believes more improvement must be done to help benefit farmers.
Mendani said the subsidising of the coffee price is also a bonus for the farmers. This will see a price tag of K4 per kilo.
A sum of K1million was allocated for the coffee rehabilitation project in Kerema District.