GLOBAL COFFEEPLATFORM

Kenya

Est. 2017
29 Members

An established and active platform, the Kenya Country platform is focused on providing technical assistance, ensuring the economic viability of farming, and developing policies and guidelines for more sustainable coffee.

Coffee Bag

51.9k

Total Production (MT)

Baseline Standard

12 %

% Sustainable

Compare Coffee

0/100

Robusta vs. Arabica

Working Stream

95 %

% Exports

Gender

790k

Number of Smallholder farmers

Hectares

115.6k

Number of Hectares

Country Milestones

Learn more about the history, evolution and achievements of Kenya’s Country Platform.

Economic Viability of Farming Study

Economic Viability of Farming Study

In March 2018, the Platform in collaboration with the Global Coffee Platform and with funding from GIZ commissioned a study on economic viability of coffee farming in Kenya with the objective to deepen the understanding of the economic viability of coffee farming and key sustainability challenges in Kenya. Identifying the opportunities for making Kenyan coffee more viable.

Kenya Coffee Sustainability Manual

Kenya Coffee Sustainability Manual

In August 2018, aligned with support from the GIZ, witnessed the formation of a Technical Committee on development of a National Sustainability Coffee Curriculum with the objective of updating and harmonizing of training material for coffee in Kenya.

Training and Education

Training and Education

1000 Public and Private Master trainers trained

Cost Of Coffee processing in Kenya

In March 2020, the Platform in collaboration with the Global Coffee Platform and with funding from GIZ commissioned a study on Cost of coffee processing in Kenya with the objective to deepen the understanding of the factors affecting the cost of processing and key sustainability challenges. Identifying the opportunities for making Kenyan coffee more viable.

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George Watene

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George Watene

Program Manageremail me

George is the Program Manager of the Kenya Coffee Platform and is in charge of implementing all GCP initiatives and convening efforts in the country. He has also supported GCP’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning work, including the Delta Framework. Recently, George has overseen a Living Income benchmarking study for coffee growers in the Mount Kenya region, funded by GIZ.

Prior to joining GCP, George was the Regional Certification Manager at Technoserve’s East Africa Coffee Initiative and before that he served as the acting General Manager of Africert Limited.

George holds an MSc in Environment and Resource Management from the Institute of Environmental Studies (IVM), Vrije Universitiet, Amsterdam.

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