Gakenke: Coffee farmers receive bonus per kilo of coffee sold

By IGIHE
On 18 February 2020 at 03:57

On February 14th, 2020, Coffee Business Center (CBC), an agro-processing company specializing in coffee export met with coffee farmers from Muyongwe sector, Gakenke district and granted them Rwf 80 bonus per kilo of coffee they sold last year in a bid to support them in improving the quality and quantity of their coffee.

Musengimana Jean Damascene, CBC Managing Director said that Muyongwe was chosen as one of the regions with a coffee processing plant and the highest quality of coffee in Rwanda.

“We have informed coffee farmers that every time we sell coffee from their gardens and earn more than we expected, we will come back and give them a bonus per kilo sold. We do so to motivate them to improve the quality of coffee they cultivate. Coffee is the most traded commodity in the world and farmers who do the most backbreaking work should get as much profit.”

In 2015, in a contest that was organized by the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB), Coffee from Muyongwe won the prize for best coffee quality with a note of 90.3%.

Civilise Jean de Dieu, the farmers’ representative in Muyongwe said that the bonus he has received will enable him to better treat his coffee and improve its quality.

“Besides solving my financial needs, the bonus I have received will enable me to treat my coffee trees and improve yield and quality.”

Coffee farmer, Kanamugire Francois Xavier thanked CBC saying that it is the first time he is going to receive a bonus on the coffee he sold.

“I sold 600 kilograms of coffee and received Rwf 48,000 in total. I cannot thank enough CBC for this initiative.”

Ntezirizaza Faustin, Muyongwe Sector Executive Secretary said: “The money they have received will enable them to save, subscribe for medical insurance, buy fertilizers and cover so many other financial needs.”

"It is in this regard that we would like to take this opportunity to deeply thank our highly esteemed buyer and friend, San Francisco Bay, that tremendously helped us in this great social initiative by purchasing our coffee at a generous price!" says Loic Rwagasana, a director at CBC.

Coffee Business Center was founded in 2002 and deals in coffee export. Its headquarters are located in Masoro, Gasabo district.

Coffee Business Cente granted them Rwf 80 bonus per kilo of coffee they sold last year in a bid to support them in improving the quality and quantity of their coffee.
Kanamugire Francois Xavier thanked CBC saying that it is the first time he is going to receive a bonus on the coffee he sold.
Civilise Jean de Dieu, the farmers’ representative in Muyongwe said that the bonus he has received will enable him to better treat his coffee and improve its quality.
Musengimana Jean Damascene, CBC Chairperson said that Muyongwe was chosen as one of the regions with a coffee processing plant
Coffee Business Center (CBC)is an agro-processing company specializing in coffee export met with coffee farmers from Muyongwe sector, Gakenke district

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