Webinar on the Impact of COVID-19 on Nepalese Coffee Supply Chain
ICCO organized a webinar session titled – ‘Panel Discussion on Nepalese Coffee Supply Chain Situation Analysis Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic’.
The objective of this webinar was to bring together diverse stakeholders in the coffee value chain and assess the impact of COVID-19 in the supply chain, its market (domestic, export, cafes, etc.) and identify the opportunities for coffee market players and value chain actors in moving forward.
This year, Nepalese coffee sector is facing an unprecedented challenge: the prolonged winter resulted in national production to fall up to 40%, while the global lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is further hurting export, domestic trade, and small and medium enterprises along the coffee value chain. The limited ground that Nepalese coffee had gained in gaining recognition and market share as Specialty Coffee around the world is under threat, as are jobs, revenue and liquidity.