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The EAC Deputy Secretary General in charge of Productive and Social Sector, Hon Christophe Bazivamo addressing the media during the EAC Coffee Business Forum.

EAC Coffee Business Forum kicks-off in Mombasa

…. as EAC provides strategic opportunities for marketing more coffee

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 12th February, 2020: The East African Community Coffee Business Forum kicked off in Mombasa, Kenya with high level speakers from public and private sector exchanging and seeking to learn from each other as well as find new markets and seal international sales opportunities.

The forum organised by EAC jointly with the African Fine Coffee Conference and Exhibition and financed by the European Union through the MARKUP Programme will feature a week of interactive discussions, workshops and networking events.

Speaking at the official opening ceremony, the EAC Deputy Secretary General in charge of the Productive and Social Sectors, Hon. Christophe Bazivamo, said coffee was an important and strategic crop for the EAC region, adding that the composition of EAC trade continues to be dominated by agricultural commodities, including coffee.

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Breaking down barriers and taking EAC coffee to the world

Breaking down barriers and taking EAC coffee to the world

  • High level policy makers and business leaders meeting to discuss breaking trade barriers in the EAC and beyond
  • Focus on finance and market access for the region to become a more competitive exporter of coffee
  • Workshops, online auction, coffee cupping and exhibition  
  • Launch of the EAC Quality Portal as a one stop location for standards and quality requirement

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 10th February, 2020: Stakeholders from across the coffee value chain will gather in Mombasa, Kenya from February 11-14, 2020 for the region’s pre-eminent coffee event.

The EAC Coffee Business Forum - organised jointly with the African Fine Coffee Conference & Exhibition - is financed by the European Union through the MARKUP programme. It will feature a week of interactive discussions, workshops and networking events.

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E€OFISH Programme set to contribute to sustainable fisheries for the blue economy of the Eastern and Southern Africa and Indian Ocean regions

Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization, Kisumu, Kenya, 27 January 2020. The Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO) is one of the Institutions of the East African Community (EAC) as provided for under Article 9(3) of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community.

LVFO is a regional inter-governmental organization established by a Convention that was signed in Kisumu, Kenya on 30th June 1994. The Convention has open membership to all of the EAC Partner States and has competence on fisheries and aquaculture resources of the East African Community water bodies.

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EAC Partner State validate Draft EAC Fertilizer Policy and Draft EAC Fertilizer Bill

East African Community Secretariat, Arusha, Tanzania, 14th November, 2019: The Director of Productive Sectors at the EAC Secretariat, Mr. Jean Baptiste Havugimana, has underscored the need to put in place a transformational policy instrument to trigger immediate interventions responding to the needs of smallholder farmers in the region.

Mr. Havugimana noted that over the past one decade, the EAC Partner States have successfully adopted several policy documents in the fertilizer sub-sector, yet the impact on the ground remained unchanged. 

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Rice farmers in East Africa to benefit from US$3 million grant

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 2nd October, 2019: Rice farmers in East Africa are set to benefit from a US$3.1 million dollar grant to a rice sector promotion project which will be implemented over a period of three years.                               

The Competitive African Rice Initiative in East Africa (CARI-EA), which is being implemented jointly by the East African Community (EAC) and Kilimo Trust (KT) seeks to improve the rice sub-sector in the region.The project was approved for funding by Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) in April 2019 and is now at the initial stage of implementation.

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