Transforming the Coffee Sector
Now in its second four-year phase, the Coffee Initiative aims to significantly boost Rwanda coffee farmers’ incomes while raising yields and quality. TechnoServe business advisors work with farmers to improve growing and processing practices as well as build new wet mill businesses that produce some of Rwanda’s finest specialty coffee. In addition, TechnoServe’s Coffee Farm College in Rwanda is training farmers on sustainable agricultural practices that have been known to triple their yields. To date, 46 wet mills have been supported and 32,000 coffee farmers assisted with a 52 percent increase in overall yields.