A New Jolt for South Sudanese Coffee

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A New Jolt for South Sudanese Coffee

A woman makes coffee outdoors in South Sudan. A new partnership aims to build on the progress of revitalizing the country’s fledgeling coffee industry. Photo by: Amy the Nurse / CC BY-NC-ND

A woman makes coffee outdoors in South Sudan. A new partnership aims to build on the progress of revitalizing the country’s fledgeling coffee industry. Photo by: Amy the Nurse / CC BY-NC-ND

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Originally published on Devex Impact

The world’s newest country has a new export industry — and donor funding to help scale it.

The U.S. Agency for International Development will invest $3.18 million in South Sudan over the next three years to train smallholder farmers to boost production in the war-torn nation’s nascent coffee sector. The funding is part of a public-private partnership with Swiss coffee maker Nespresso and international development non-profit TechnoServe.

In October Nespresso shipped its first volumes of coffee production from South Sudan, marking the first non-oil exports to come out of the country in over a generation.

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Keywords: Environment | Coffee | TechnoServe | USAID | coffee farmers | nespresso | south sudan | sustainability

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