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Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Hon. Dr. Christopher Tufton, has welcomed local implementation of the Competitiveness Coffee Enterprises programme for farmers in several of the island’s coffee producing regions.
The programme, a joint initiative between Jamaica and Guatemala, aims to improve the competitiveness of coffee farmers in both countries, while developing the administrative capacity and value-added component of the beneficiary co-operatives of which they are members.
Undertaken at a cost of over US$4.3 million, the programme is being financed by international funding agencies – Common Fund for Commodity and Oikocredit. The Coffee Industry Board and Guatemala’s National Coffee Association – Anacaf