Research Mandate

The Institute conducts research in all areas of production, processing and marketing.  In addition the institute is expected to:

1. Organize, design and carry out on-station and on-farm research for coffee.
2. Identify production, policy, market, processing and utilization constraints in the coffee sub sector.
3. Identify and disseminate, in collaboration partner organizations, knowledge, information and options to improve coffee production and provide answers to foreseeable problems the sub sector.
4. Collaborate with the extension and education services and other organizations, agencies and 
5. Establish and maintain regular contact with regional and international agricultural research centres to ensure the rapid introduction, evaluation and use of coffee improved technology.
6. Conduct, in association with the secretariat, annual reviews of research results.
7. Promote demand-driven participatory research, planning and priority setting.