The Coffee Research Institute has developed new coffee varieties that have potential for increased yields at lower costs due to their resistance to the major coffee diseases; the Coffee Berry Disease and the Coffee Leaf Rust. The new varieties have raised interest in coffee growing leading to increased demand for coffee seedlings. This has necessitated the implmentation of the Coffee Productivity Project that will build the capacity for CRI, famer organisations, youth and women groups to produce the required quantities of planting materials neaner to the users. The project runs from July 2013 to July 2017.