World Coffee Day: Nestlé Helps Boost Coffee Production in Africa

Must Read

List of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Sort Codes & Branches (with addresses) in Nigeria

The sort code is a number that usually identifies both the bank and the branch where an account is held. The sort...

How To Block Your Bank Account And SIM Card In Case Of Emergency

Losing your phone and wallet or having them stolen can be very frustrating. However, in case that happens to...

List of Access Bank Sort Codes & Branches (with addresses) in Nigeria

The sort code is a number which usually identifies both the bank and the branch where an account is...
- Advertisement -

Africa accounts for about 12% of the world’s coffee production and the high-quality and taste of coffee from the continent are loved by coffee connoisseurs worldwide

World Coffee Day: Nestlé Helps Boost Coffee Production in Africa
World Coffee Day: Nestlé Helps Boost Coffee Production in Africa – www.brandspurng.com

Coffee farmer, Francois Dadi Serikpa, from Gnamagnoa in Côte d’Ivoire, joined Nestlé’s Nescafé Plan ten (10) years ago.

The coffee farms that had been in his family for generations were producing poor yields, making it hard for him to earn a good living to care for his family. Under the Plan, he worked hard with Nestlé agronomists who taught him better farming practices and how to grow coffee sustainably. Four (4) years later, Dadi was very proud to have increased his production five-fold, growing more than two tons per hectare. Dadi embodies the success stories of thousands of farmers across 11 countries, who are part of the Nescafé Plan worldwide.

Dadi is one of the millions of farmers all around the world facing the threat of climate change disrupting coffee production. To grow properly, coffee crops require specific temperature, light and humidity levels. However, rising temperatures will reduce the area suitable for growing coffee by up to 50% by 2050Water shortages have also left some coffee farms abandoned or converted for other uses. In Côte d’Ivoire, coffee production usually peaks at about 100 000 metric tons a year, but recently took a severe hit when the seasonable rain pattern reduced supply by 15%.

- Advertisement -

Africa accounts for about 12% of the world’s coffee production and the high-quality and taste of coffee from the continent are loved by coffee connoisseurs worldwide. Côte d’Ivoire alone is the largest coffee producer in West Africa and the third-largest in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, scientists warn that without conservation, monitoring and seed preservation measures, millions of coffee farmers on the continent could lose their livelihoods, impacting the quality of their lives and their families.

Rejuvenating, rehabilitating and replanting

To help revitalize coffee production on the continent, much work is currently underway to boost production, which will improve the incomes of coffee farmers and encourage young people to pursue a career in coffee farming, eventually improving economic development across the region.

For Nestlé in Central and West Africa, sustainable coffee farming is attainable, and the company is joining forces to do this by rejuvenating, rehabilitating and replanting sustainable coffee now, and in the future.

Agricultural techniques, such as adapting the coffee tree crop formation including the structure, number of branches and canopy shapes, have been introduced to enhance growth. Group training, individual farmer coaching and farming tools have also been provided to Ivorian coffee farmers to encourage the advantages of the correct pruning and maintenance of plantlets and trees.

Read Also:  Global HVAC Leader Trane® appoints JMG Limited as new distributor in Nigeria for its residential and light commercial products
- Advertisement -

As a result, about 6 750 hectares of coffee trees have been planted and more than 2 000 hectares of coffee farms have been rejuvenated across Côte d’Ivoire, producing over 2 000 metric tons of additional coffee supply and increasing farmer income by 25%.

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nespresso also recently announced a long-term commitment to revive the country’s coffee industry, support Congolese farmers and restore production in regions that are under threat.

The future of coffee

Encouraging such behavioral changes in agricultural supply and enhancing economic development cannot be done alone.

Last year, the Inter African Coffee Organisation (IACO) teamed up with the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI) and the International Coffee Organization (ICO) to launch a multimillion fund to support Africa’s coffee industry.

- Advertisement -

In 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture in Côte d’Ivoire introduced a pruning campaign to provide support to coffee farmers and set a target to achieve 350 000 metric tons of coffee production. Although this goal was not met and coffee supply volumes continued to decrease, this kind of action to kick-start production is welcomed, as without collective action, the future of high-quality coffee looks bleak.

“The coffee industry including exporters and producers, together with governments in Africa, and worldwide, must all work swiftly as one to tackle climate change. It is highly important to Nestlé, which is why our CEO, Mark Schneider has signed on to the UNs ‘Business Ambition for 1.5°C’ pledge to achieve zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

“We commit to such sustainability goals to advance the health of our planet, drive societal progress and support a sustainable, healthy food system,” said Fatih Ermis, Head of Agricultural Services for Nestlé in Central and West Africa.

Scott Coles, the Business Executive Officer for Coffee at Nestlé Central and West Africa, continued saying, “Working together, we will be able to empower and provide long-term support to local farmers and their communities to rebuild their coffee industries and local economies, while meeting growing demand for coffee in Sub Saharan Africa. All of these steps will go a long way to help fulfill our purpose of unlocking the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come.”

BRAND SPUR

- Advertisement -
World Coffee Day: Nestlé Helps Boost Coffee Production in Africa - Brand SpurWorld Coffee Day: Nestlé Helps Boost Coffee Production in Africa - Brand Spur
- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

World Coffee Day: Nestlé Helps Boost Coffee Production in Africa - Brand SpurWorld Coffee Day: Nestlé Helps Boost Coffee Production in Africa - Brand Spur

Latest News

Four 12 Year Old Students To Tackle Hong Kong’s Longest Trail to Raise Funds for The Child Development Centre (CDC) for Children with Special...

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 9 March 2021 - From 27 to 29 March 2021, four secondary school students will challenge themselves to complete the longest trail in Hong Kong - the 100km MacLehose trail. Their aim is to raise essential funds for The Child Development Centre (CDC), a non-profit organisation that supports children with special educational needs. Please support and donate to this cause at https://www.simplygiving.com/100km-hike-for-special-needs

World Coffee Day: Nestlé Helps Boost Coffee Production in Africa - Brand Spur World Coffee Day: Nestlé Helps Boost Coffee Production in Africa - Brand Spur


Jack, Jaden, Gabriel, and Martin are year-12 students at an international school in Hong Kong. The hike they will complete is not only daunting in length, but also challenging due to the elevation of 5,053 metres. The students chose the CDC as the sole beneficiary as Jack's younger sister previously attended an early intervention programme there. "This organisation (the CDC) is very close to Jack's heart, as he has a younger sister with Down's Syndrome, and understands the difficulties that families face when raising and educating special needs children to reach their full potential, which is something that every child deserves.

"Money donated to the CDC will go towards programme and service expenses, allowing them to aid even more families, and provide even better care with their top notch teaching specialists and therapists. Furthermore, it is no doubt that under the current COVID-19 pandemic, non-profit organisations like this will be impacted the most, so any money donated will be especially helpful now more than ever. We would really appreciate your support on our journey and cause!"

Dr. Yvonne Becher, the Chief Executive of the CDC, expressed her gratitude to the students for organising this meaningful event, "we are grateful for Jack's and his team's initiative, and are glad that the CDC's work is being recognised and has created such positive value to families throughout the years. Hope everyone can also feel the love and faith that Jack has for his sister, and spread the positive energy to many other children with additional needs in our society."

World Coffee Day: Nestlé Helps Boost Coffee Production in Africa - Brand Spur World Coffee Day: Nestlé Helps Boost Coffee Production in Africa - Brand Spur


Based on each child's needs, the CDC's multidisciplinary team offers services such as assessments, early intervention programmes, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and targeted support programmes addressing social skills, sensory processing, attention, behaviour, early literacy and numeracy, and more. The CDC is also committed to supporting parents and professionals through counselling services, outreach screening, and child development training.


This press release is distributed by The Child Development Centre and supported by Media OutReach Newswire

About The Child Development Centre:

Igniting Learning Journeys - One Child at a Time

The Child Development Centre (CDC) is a non-profit education, assessment and therapy provider for children of early childhood age (0 - 8) with a wide spectrum of additional learning or developmental needs. We envision that every child will succeed in their unique learning journey and are missioned to provide quality learning experiences for the individual child and empower their families. The CDC is one of only two government-supported Early Education and Training Centres (EETCs) in Hong Kong which provide programmes and services in both English and Chinese, serving more than 400 children per year.

Address: 4/F, Prime Mansion, 183-187 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

T 3462 2875 | F 2849 6900 | www.cdchk.org

World Coffee Day: Nestlé Helps Boost Coffee Production in Africa - Brand Spur
- Advertisement -
BrandsPur Weekly Cartoons
- Advertisement -World Coffee Day: Nestlé Helps Boost Coffee Production in Africa - Brand SpurWorld Coffee Day: Nestlé Helps Boost Coffee Production in Africa - Brand Spur