HC Deb 16 March 1925 vol 181 c1833

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the natives in Tanganyika Territory have been encouraged to grow coffee; what the results of this policy have been; and whether he can publish any Report dealing with it?


More than half the quantity of coffee exported from Tanganyika Territory is native-grown coffee of the Robitsta type from the Eukoba district. This coffee has recently reached a record price for its grade, namely, 112s. per cwt. Its production is increasing. The native cultivation of Arabica coffee has been encouraged in the past few years on Mount Kilimanjaro, but as yet the export is small. This experiment is being watched with interest. Some information on the matter is contained in the Report of the Tanganyika Department of Agriculture for the 15 months ending 31st March, 1924, a copy of which I am placing in the Library. The Report of the East African Commission will deal further with this matter.