Kenyan lawmaker proposes bill to ban unprocessed coffee exports | Top News


NAIROBI (Reuters) – A Kenyan lawmaker has said he will take a proposed law to parliament that seeks to ban exports of unprocessed coffee to boost farmers’ earnings.

An employee shows coffee beans at the Central Kenya Coffee Mill near Nyeri, Kenya, March 15, 2018. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

The East African nation is a small producer of the crop, accounting for about 1 percent of annual global output, but its top quality Arabica beans are sought after by global roasters who use them to blend with other varieties.

Raw coffee beans, which are Kenya’s fifth biggest source of hard currency, are…



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