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1 THE AFRICAN COFFEE MARKET THE CASE OF MALAWI COFFEE INDUSTRY) BY HARRISON B. KALUA CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER MZUZU COFFEE PLANTERS COOPERATIVE UNION AND CHAIRMAN OF COFFEE ASSOCIATION OF MALAWI

2 2.0. BACKGROUND: MALAWI FACTS 2.1. NAME : REPUBLIC OF MALAWI,! gained independence in 1964 from Britain CAPITAL CITY, LILONGWE, in Central Region with population slightly over 15 Million 2.3. LOCATION South Central Africa bordered as follows:! East and South : Mozambique! West : Zambia! North : Tanzania

3 2.4. AREA 365 Miles long 52 Miles Wide 2.5. GEOGRAPHICAL FEATURES Has three Lakes:! - Lake Malawi (NYASA), 3 rd largest Lake in Africa and 9 th largest Lake in the World.! - Other Lakes include Lake CHIRWA and Lake Malombe.! - Has some good plateaus and mountains including Mulanje Mountain.

4 2.6. POPULATION! Between 17 and 18 million ( 2017 Estimates) 2.7. CLIMATE! Sub tropical with rainy season ranging from October and November to May and June.

5 2.8. AGRICULTURAL EXPORTS! Tobacco! Tea! Sugar! Cotton! Legumes! Coffee! Wood Products

6 3.0. MALAWI COFFEE FACTS 3.1. ORIGIN! First Coffee tree planted in Malawi, Zomba came from ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN, EDINBURGH in 1891.! This first variety named NYASA was taken to UGANDA

7 3.2. VARIETIES - All coffees in Malawi are of ARABICA. - First variety introduced by Scottish missionaries succumbed to FUSARIUM WILT - GEISHA AND AGARO were later imported from Ethiopia by DR Sidiqi a Researcher. Many varieties were screened for fusarium wilt, AGARO and Geisha were selected and promoted throughout Malawi. - Currently, Malawi has the following varieties: GEISHA AGARO Mundonovo Cattura SI 28 Catimor 129 Populations NYIKA (Local selection) and so many land races.

8 3.3. CUP PROFILES AND FLAVOUR RANGES! - Medium acidity - Medium body - Good sweetness Top Lots comprise of the followings:! Floral fragrances! Lemon Lime Acidity! Stone Fruit Flavour! Clean, Milk Chocolate Finish! Sweet Citrus! Berries, Fleshy Fruits, Tea

9 3.4. MAIN GROWING REGIONS AND PRODUCTION SYSTEMS I. ESTATE SUB-SECTOR - Thyolo, Mulanje, Zomba in Southern Malawi to 1200 meters above Sea level - High input use - Under irrigation by majority - No shade - 2 to 4mt per ha of Green beans to 5555 trees per ha

10 II. SMALLHOLDER SUB-SECTOR Chitipa, Rumphi, Nkhata-bay, Mzimba Districts in the North of Malawi. Ntchisi,Dedza and Ntcheu Districts in Central Region. MZUZU COFFEE promotes Smallholder Coffee production in Malawi to 2500 metres above Sea level. low input use Organic certification Fair Trade certified Grown under shade Yields of 500 to 1500 kgs per ha of Green Beans 3000 to 5555 trees per ha

11 3.5. FLOWERING - October to December 3.6. HARVESTING - April to October 3.7. ANNUAL PRODUCTION to 8000 mt 3.8. PROCESSING - Wet and Centrally 3.9. FERMENTATION - Done in Tanks - Some use mechanical demucilage

12 3.10. DRYING - On raised Platforms NEAREST PORT - Beira in Mozambique - Dar es Salaam in Tanzania - Durban in Republic of South Africa

13 4.0. COFFEE MARKETING 4.1. OUR VISION GREAT SOURCE OF UNIQUE COFFEES FOR NICHE MARKETS

14 4.2. WHAT WE ARE DOING - INVESTING IN QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS ( believing that! Marketing is an uplifting factor for improved productivity)! i.e. Field Management, Central Washing Stations, Micro Washing Stations.! - CUPPING OF COFFEES AT ALL LEVELS - REGULAR TRAINING AND SUPERVISION TRACE ABILITY - INVESTMENT IN CERTIFICATION ACTIVITIES:! i.e. Fair Trade, Organic, Rainforest Alliance ( in pipe line).

15 4.3. WHAT WE ARE SEEING - ACHIEVING SCORES OF 80 percent and above on SCAA scale for 82 percent of the Coffees we are producing! DEFINED PREMIUM TARGETS FOR VARIOUS GRADES AND SCORES 86% Score and Above 84.1 to 86% 82.1 to 84% 80 to 82%

16 ! - LINKED WITH VARIOUS BUYERS AND ROASTERS IN THE SPECIALITY! MARKET - THROUGH JOINT MARKETING INITIATIVES, maintained our presence in the! Market.! - CONSISTENCE IN OUR QUALITIES AND GAINING GOOD REPUTATION - CONSISTENCE ON OUR DELIVERY PROMISES AND ENSURING QUALITY! OF COFFEE IS MAINTAINED THROUGH OUT THE SHIPPING PERIOD.! - VOLUMES OF EXPORTS FOR OUR MICRO LOTS INCREASING

17 4.4. HOW WE SELL OUR COFFEES!!! I. GREEN BEANS MARKETING - Thank God, Coffee Exports in Malawi are completely free from Government controls. - Every producer exports on his/ her own. - NO AUCTIONS BUT Sales done through: a. Direct contacts / Negotiations b. Tendering c. Internet auctioning d. Forward Contracts - COFFEE SOLD ON a. FOB. OR b. EX WARE HOUSE OR c. FOT. OR d. CF. OR e. CIF

18 4.5. WHAT GUIDES OUR PRICING - USE OF GROSS MARGINS at Farmer level, Cooperative level or Union level. - Gross margins use at Farmer level critical HOW TO FIND MALAWI COFFEES

19 5.0. CONCLUSION - ARE YOU A SPECIALITY BUYER?,TALK TO US!! - ARE YOU A SOCIALITY ROASTER?,TALK TO US! - DO YOU WANT JUST ONE BAG OF TOP MOST QUALITY COFFEE?,TALK TO US! - DO YOU WANT TO INVEST IN SPECIALITY COFEE PRODUCTION?,TALK TO US

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