Government bets on coffee kiosks to boost its local consumption

Economic governance
Wednesday, 27 October 2021 18:38
Government bets on coffee kiosks to boost its local consumption

(Togo First) - Two coffee kiosks were inaugurated last Tuesday in Lomé, by the minister of trade, industry and local consumption, Kodjo Adédzé.

The kiosks are located respectively at the ministry of trade and the ministry of agriculture. Specifically, they will serve populations and encourage them to integrate local coffee into their diet, and consequently improve the revenues and livelihoods of coffee farmers in the country.

“One of the pillars which we must act on is the promotion of local consumption. Goods and services that are locally produced in Togo must be consumed. We must consume what we produce locally,” said Adédzé while stressing that local coffee is consumed very minimally and represents barely 2% of what the country produces.

Coffee at the newly inaugurated kiosks will be sold at CFA100 a cup. More kiosks should be set up across the country, in places like the Universities of Lomé and Kara.

The project is co-financed by the Inter African Coffee Organization (IACO), the International Coffee Organization (ICO), and the Togolese Coordination Committee of the Coffee and Cocoa Sectors (CCFCC-Togo). 

Esaïe Edoh

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