COFFE BEANS THE RWANDAN FARMERS GOLD MINE: MAKING DIFFERENCE TO LIVES.
Rwanda is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa with an annual growth of about 8 percent.
Agriculture amounts to 90 percent of Rwandans livelihood with about 500,000 farmers growing coffee.
Through a National Coffee strategy the government have working with various donor agencies, consultants, supporting researches and encouraging farmer cooperatives in order to attain high quality coffee bean production in the country.
Today, Rwandan specialty coffee is winning international competitions and ranking one of the world’s top priced coffees.
For many of the famers, coffee is their own “Goldmine”. There are several companies serving as link in the chain of ensuring that high quality coffee beans are be produced and distributed worldwide.
These coffee experiences have resulted to more job creation, boosting farmers’ financial capacities and consumption and putting the country in the global trade networks.