EU to strengthen coffee value chain

Luanda – The European Union wants to improve the performance, growth and contribution of the coffee value chain for the diversification of the economy, through the program for the development of the private sector, financed with 12 million euros, said Wednesday in Luanda, the European Union ambassador to Angola, Tomás Ulicny.

According to the ambassador, the program, to be implemented in five years, aims to contribute to a diversified, sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

This support reinforces the Angolan Government’s effort and commitment specifically in the implementation of the Production Support Program, Diversification of the Export and Import Substitution (Prodesi) in the development of one of the priority lines that is the coffee.

The aim is to strengthen the so relevant capacity of public institutions as the National Coffee Institute or the Private Investment and Export Promotion Agency, through the linking and facilitating their dialogue with the private players involved in the value chain.

The objective is to improve coffee certification and quality processes, promotion and facilities of the exports encouraging investment in this priority line for Angola Government.

“As a first step in this process, an in-depth study of the coffee value chain is being carried out, taking into account the productive, economic, social and environmental aspects,” said the official.

Source: Angola Press News Agency