Caption: Eager…Kompiam Cooperative Society Farmers at the CIC coffee nursery site during their visit
Story and picture by YVONNE NGUTLICK of CIC
Kompiam district in the
Kompiam district is located northeast of
It is one of two leading coffee producing districts in the Province.
The other is Wapanemanda district.
Steep slopes in the area pose strong agricultural pressure on the land and its people.
Incomes are derived primarily from coffee and sale fresh produce.
The Kompiam Cooperative Society has big plans to service its district by establishing central coffee nurseries, rehabilitating existing tree-stock, in-filling and gradually progress its coffee industry backed with financial support from local MP John Pundari.
Kompiam District produces on average about 20,000 bags of parchment coffee annually, valued at K5 million.
Subsequent to a basic coffee training on nursery establishment and harvest and processing late last year 2009, the Kompiam Cooperative Society refurbished its drive to work on coffee.
The Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC) facilitated training.
Then, a recent visit to the CIC research division in Aiyura,
The trip was also intended to gain technical expertise and advice coffee production.