Coffee: Production takes off

The production of organic coffee on São Tomé and Príncipe has risen 180% in four years. From 2011 to 2014, with the help of the International Fund for Agricultural Development, a local cooperative increased production from 5 to 14 t. With rising incomes, farmers were also able to invest in fruit and vegetable production for consumption and for sale.

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.