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Tanzania Coffee Production To Increase By 25% in 2016

According to Unites States Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA) 2015 Tanzania Annual Coffee Report, Tanzania’s coffee production will increase to a record 1.2 million 60 kg bags in the marketing year 2015/2016.

This represents an increase of 25% year after year and is due to improved husbandry practices and favorable weather.

The Government of Tanzania continues to implement its strategic plan (2011-2021) for the coffee sector whose key objective is to double the production by 2021.

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The coffee production expansion programs involve increasing productivity in existing farms and facilitating the private sector to develop new farms.

Coffee consumption in Tanzania remains at a low of 7% of the total national production.

Japan and Italy are the leading destinations of coffee exports from Tanzania followed by, United States, and Belgium.

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