DETERMINANTS OF FARMER INVESTMENT IN COFFEE PRODUCTION: FINDING A PATH TO SUSTAINABLE GROWTH IN RWANDA’S COFFEE SECTOR

Coffee production has been at the core of farm family livelihoods in Rwanda for many generations and today it serves as source of cash income for over 355,000 households across the country. Since 2001, the coffee value chain has seen a transformation in quality (fully-washed coffee) and is now well-established in specialty coffee markets around the globe. With the construction of 245 washing stations, the processing segments of the sector have prospered. Dry mills and export companies, both domestic and international, have similarly emerged during this period. While the value-added from this transformation has benefited Rwanda, those at the base, the coffee producers, have shared the least in the new prosperity.


Issue Date:
2016-10
Publication Type:
Report
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/246953
Total Pages:
35
Series Statement:
FSP RP
32




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