By Fuad Qasim
A group of young people in the Yemeni program “Injaz”, organized by the “Injaz Al-Arab” Organization in various countries as a competition that is intended for polishing up the talents of Arab youth and developing their skills in the business areas will be travelling to Morocco to hone up their business skills.
The first participants who won first place in each participating ‘Injaz’ country will proceed to the final stage held late October in Morocco.
After intense competitions held between the youth of our country, which lasted for nearly three months, “Port Mocca” team composed of five young men won the nomination for participating in the final stage in Morocco.
Before traveling last Friday, Port Mocca had attended a training program run by Mr. Fares Al-Sanabani, Member of the Yemen Injaz Organization, where they were given practical lessons in how to supervise a company in all aspects.
In a statement from Rian Fares Al-Sanabani, leader of the Port Mocca Company and one of the team members, stressed that their selection of “Coffee” is attributed to its historical value in Yemen, and the famed quality of Yemeni coffee.
“It’s distinctive from the rest of the types of coffee in the world. Besides, Yemeni coffee is required in world markets yet has no exporters,” he said.
He added that they have initiated distribution of coffee to companies available in Yemen and that there is communication with traders in California, USA, who want to purchase quantities of Yemeni coffee.
He pointed out that the goal is not just to promote Yemeni coffee, but also to encourage growing this lucrative crop and replace the dominance of Qat in Yemen’s agriculture and society.
His colleague, Abdullah Al-Samawi, Production Manager in the company, said “coffee beans have been carefully selected and transported to the factory for roasting. However, the difficulty we encountered is in packing the product. Resultantly, we have packed coffee using traditional methods, and labeled in Yemen.”