Malawi Coffee Industry – A Sleeping Forex Giant

Malawi's Smallholder Coffee Farmers Trust says the country's coffee industry has the potential of raking into the country about K100 million ($719 000) annually if it can be well developed.

We have good land in this country and a hardworking human resource but what we are lacking is financial assistance, SCFT general manager Harrison Kalua told the press.

He said if the country can cultivate 10 000 acres of coffee annually the return would be K100 million especially now that global coffee prices are stable and far much better than tobacco.

He said government was not doing enough to promote the thriving coffee industry. Government is turning a blind eye to coffee farming. They are concentrating on tobacco, he said. Read More...