Infographic: Markets Development support to the coffee value chain

Zimbabwe’s coffee is regarded highly and fetches a high premium on the global market. However, production has been on the decline due to a number of constraints. LFSP’s Markets Development component seeks to revitalise coffee production in Zimbabwe through improving access to agricultural inputs, post-harvest processing and access to export markets. LFSP has developed an … Continue reading Infographic: Markets Development support to the coffee value chain

Access to pulping machines saves labour for coffee farmers

The LFSP's Markets Development component is improving access to labour saving technologies for smallholder farmers in various ways. Through one of the private sector grantees (Zimbabwe Coffee Mill), over 300 farmers have moved away from their labour intensive rudimentary methods of primary processing of their coffee that greatly compromises quality resulting in inability to compete on … Continue reading Access to pulping machines saves labour for coffee farmers

Unlocking Manicaland’s coffee potential

Manicaland refers to the Eastern highlands of Zimbabwe and is an area that is also known for producing high quality Arabica coffee that grows well at high altitudes in a cool climate. This legacy has in recent decades been affected by under capitalisation of the coffee subsector leaving farmers with few options on how to process their harvested … Continue reading Unlocking Manicaland’s coffee potential