Kofinaf Company Limited, one of Kenya’s largest coffee growers, will transfer management of its coffee estates, including the Milling and Marketing Operations, to Coffee Management Services (CMS), a leading agribusiness service provider.
As part of its long-term commitment to coffee growing in Kiambu County, from 1 February 2017 Kofinaf’s 3,326 acres (1,346 hectares) of coffee plantations will be taken over by CMS, providing Kofinaf’s business with improved coffee productivity, quality and broader market linkages leading to better coffee prices. The new arrangement will also lead to improved negotiating position for agro inputs and other services thereby increasing efficiencies.
Kofinaf Ltd is owned by Rendeavour, an urban land developer in Africa that is leading the development of Tatu City, a mixed-use satellite city project near Nairobi.
Kofinaf’s management transfer to CMS does not include the Eaagads estates.
Coffee Management Services Ltd (CMS) is a leading agribusiness service provider offering a wide range of services in the coffee sector in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. Since 2006, CMS has endeavoured to become the centre of excellence in agro- financial services and promote sustainably grown coffee in the region.
At CMS, production of good quality coffee begins at the farm. The company helps coffee farmers bear the challenges of the coffee industry by enhancing improved farm management practices, facilitating a stronger negotiation position and access to new and favourable markets. Through professional farm-management services, farmers can control costs of operations, improve profit margin and improve crop quality. CMS is ISO 9001:2008 Certified.