A national coffee symposium has been held in Mizan Amman city, the capital of one of the newly launched South West Region.
In the forum low productive performance, domestic price inflation and the inability to provide quality and compatible coffee with private suppliers, as well as the long process of export trade were mentioned as challenges that the unions are facing.
In a study conducted by the federal cooperative commission, only 65 percent of coffee from the plan is amassed from unions. It has also been stated that the
amount of coffee that unions are exporting is decreasing from time to time.
As indicated by the commission, discussions are underway for coffee producer cooperatives to get a better price for their products by offering a natural and traceable product to the foreign market.
25 agricultural cooperatives engaged in coffee export participated in the exhibition. Beside coffee producers various spices and honey producers participate in the exhibition.