Inside Rwanda Coffee Farmers’ Growing Farms And Fortunes


Its 10 AM on a Monday morning and Anastase Bizimana, President of Abakundakawa Rushashi, a cooperative of coffee farmers in Kageyo, Rushashi Sector, Gakenke District in Northern Province, is watching workers washing and drying coffee produce.

This is part of preparing the produce for further processing which ends in exports.

Founded in 1999, Abakundakawa has for years been expanding and now has more than 2,000 members who include 900 women and 288 youth, operating in five sectors of Rushashi, Minazi, Gashenyi and Gakenke and Coko.

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