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A Review of Coffee Varieties, Value Chain and Growing Regions in Kenya

Version 1 : Received: 31 May 2021 / Approved: 2 June 2021 / Online: 2 June 2021 (15:03:43 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 3 June 2021 / Approved: 3 June 2021 / Online: 3 June 2021 (13:36:26 CEST)

How to cite: Ngare, I. A Review of Coffee Varieties, Value Chain and Growing Regions in Kenya. Preprints 2021, 2021060085 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202106.0085.v2). Ngare, I. A Review of Coffee Varieties, Value Chain and Growing Regions in Kenya. Preprints 2021, 2021060085 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202106.0085.v2).

Abstract

Kenyan coffee is ranked among the best in the world and 99% is exported mainly to Germany, Sweden and Belgium, the USA and Saudi Arabia. Kenya produces quality Arabica beans which are generally recognized and upgraded with other relatively lower brands. In 1937, the Kenya Planters Cooperative Union (KPCU) was formed to represent small farmers' interests. In 1944, in the Coffee Board of Kenya (CBA) the law required smallholders to join local growing cooperatives run by government to reduce the power of large estates to control the board. Many reforms in the coffee industry have been initiated. This review explores evolution and existing coffee varieties in Kenya, the coffee value chain and the regions that grow coffee in Kenya. Additionally, the variety agronomics and appearance that encompass; quality potential at different altitudes, yield potential and nematodes susceptibility.

Subject Areas

Coffee varieties; Value chain; Grown regions

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Comment 1
Received: 3 June 2021
Commenter: Innocent Ngare
Commenter's Conflict of Interests: Author
Comment: Dear Editor,
I have corrected the glaring typo on the preprint title and added missing information of agronomics to the abstract. Thank you.
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