Yemeni coffee has a great history
engraved in the Yemenis' memories ; it is considered as a link
between all the Yemeni generations . coffee can bring back the role
that Yemen played economically and socially and help overcome the
Yemeni coffee challenges . such importance for the Yemeni coffee
encouraged a number of Yemen traders , exporters , manufacturers ,
farmers , and marketing people to join hands establish an
association called " The Yemeni coffee Association" in march , 2007
. This association represents all the Yemeni coffee groups in
In the first stage of its
establishment , the Yemeni coffee Association started to establish
its infrastructure and create an action plan to mobilize efforts and
cooperation among its members . The objectives of this Association
are summarized bellow :
- Gathering the efforts of all those
involved in producing coffee , making them aware of the important of
coffee and its economic and social roles , and urging them to
continue growing coffee and improving its quantity and quality .
- Urging the
Yemeni government to give priority to reclaiming plots of land
allocated for growing coffee to increase its production and
encourage Yemenis to work in coffee fields and processing labs .
coffee production and its quality to be able to compete at the
international level .
- Providing members of the
association with technical support , training , and bank loans
through banks which present loans to agricultural activities .
Coordinating with the concerned authorities in order to get
financial and technical assistance in modern irrigation techniques
The Yemeni coffee association hopes
that the government's policy concerning producing coffee will be
encouraging and that more cooperation on the part of the concerned
authorities , on top of which is the ministry of agriculture and
irrigation , to improve the techniques and methods of producing
Yemeni coffee . it is expected that the ministry will develop coffee
seedlings , combat the coffee and tree diseases , provide facilities
and improve performance in
all the aspects affecting coffee production , in general .