Policies for Coffee

The Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Authority (AFFA) is a state corporation established through an Act of Parliament specifically, under section 3 of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Authority Act of 2013. The Act consolidates the laws on the regulation and promotion of agriculture and makes provision for the respective roles of the national and county governments in agriculture and related matters, in line with the provisions of the Fourth Schedule of the Constitution of Kenya.

The Authority is therefore is the successor of former regulatory institutions in the sector that were merged into Directorates under the Authority, with the commencement of Crops Act, 2013 on 1st August 2014, which  include coffee directorate  formerly  Coffee Board of Kenya, which was sole regulator in the coffee industry.

Various policy regulating the coffee industry includes the Kenya coffee Act 2009, Crop Act  No.16  of 2013,Cooperative society Act , amendment  2008

Crop Act, provide for all coffee smallholders to process their coffee produce through cooperative societies.
The service provider in coffee includes;licensed miller (Private/growers) marketing agents ,cetified bodies,coffee board of Kenya,KCPTA,MOIED, State department  Agriculture ,Coffee research,Inputs stockiest,coffee cooperatives and unions,credit providers.