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Kenya Coffee Industry Value Chain Analysis

Published on May 28, 2015

KENYA_COFFEE_INDUSTRY_VALUE_CHAIN_ANALYSIS.PNGKenya Coffee Industry Value Chain Analysis.Kenya grows mainly Arabica variety. The predominant commercial cultivars are the SL28, SL34, K7 and Ruiru ll. Pockets of the Blue mountain and French mission however still exists in the older establishments. Coffee Board of Kenya [CBK] estimates the total area under coffee to be about 170,000 Ha. There are two harvesting seasons in a year, in Oct-Dec (main crop) and the May-July (early crop). CBK estimates that they are currently [2008/2009] over 700,000 small holders who market though about 450 Co-op Societies, 3,300 small to medium estates with farm size ranging from 5 to 10 hectares and 100 large estates with sizes of between 10 hectares and over 200 acres.