Togo hosts major roundtable to promote African robusta output

Wednesday, 28 April 2021 16:15
Togo hosts major roundtable to promote African robusta output

(Togo First) - Lomé currently hosts the 9th ordinary general assembly of the African and Malagasy Robusta Coffee Agency (ACRAM), an international association gathering private and public actors of this sector. The event will end on April 30, 2021. 

Besides representatives from the ACRAM’s 12 State members, other participants present at the roundtable include representatives of the World Bank, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the European Union (EU). They discuss ways to revive the African robusta industry, as the latter was hardly hit by the Covid-19 crisis. 

The meeting “aims to promote the sharing of practices and solutions that can enable producing countries best adapt to the impacts of the coronavirus health crisis, said Togolese Enselme Gouthon, president of ACRAM. 

Another hot topic at the center of the ongoing talks is the inclusion of women and youth in the coffee value chain. 

Originally from Africa, the Robusta variety makes up 35% of the world's coffee production. It contains more caffeine than Arabica - between 1.7% and 4%, against 0.8% and 1.4%. In Togo, about 7,000 tons of coffee and 6,000 tons of cocoa are produced each year.

 Daniel Agbenonwossi (intern)

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