Kenyan Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua left the country yesterday evening to attend the Global Coffee Producers and Roasters Forum in Bogota, Colombia. He will also be representing President William Ruto at the G77 Summit in Havana, Cuba.
During his visit to Colombia, the Deputy President will meet with coffee farmers and industry leaders to discuss ways to revive the Kenyan coffee industry. Kenya is a major producer of coffee, but the industry has been struggling in recent years due to low prices and pests.
Colombia is a global leader in the coffee industry, and the Deputy President hopes to learn from their experience. Colombia produces about 12 percent of the world’s coffee, and the country has a well-developed coffee value chain.
The Deputy President is also expected to sign a number of Memoranda of Understanding with Colombia to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the two countries. The agreements are expected to cover areas such as trade, investment, and cooperation in the coffee industry.
The Deputy President’s visit to Colombia is a significant step in the government’s efforts to revive the coffee industry. The government is committed to providing support to coffee farmers and helping them to improve their productivity. The Deputy President’s visit is expected to boost the morale of coffee farmers and give them hope for the future of the industry.
In addition to the coffee industry, the Deputy President is also expected to discuss other areas of cooperation with Colombia, such as trade, investment, and tourism. The two countries have a long history of cooperation, and the Deputy President’s visit is expected to further strengthen these ties.
The Deputy President’s visit to Colombia is a positive development for both countries. It is an opportunity for Kenya to learn from Colombia’s experience in the coffee industry, and it is also an opportunity to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the two countries.