Kirezi

WETMILL



Southern, Rwanda

1649m

2010

Kirezi Cooperative is located in the Nyanza District of the Southern Province. The altitude of the coffee grown in this area ranges from 1550-1700 meters. This station began with 6 cooperative members in 1996 and has grown to 357 members in 2014. Kirezi produced semi-washed coffee from 1996-2009 but in association with Technoserve in 2010, Kirezi began operating as a fully washed station. After Technoserve led them to Rwanda Trading Company which was able to provide operating capital in 2010 and Kirezi, in turn, provided RTC with 5,800 Kgs of parchment and also sold 1,100 Kgs of parchment in Cup of Excellence.

$1.93
Farmer Price
Per Kilo
$2.41
Production Cost
Per Kilo
39%
Farmer Share
Of Export Price
7.67
Cherry to Green
Ratio

Transparency Sheet

Transparency is an important driver of efficiency and good governance at cooperatively-owned coffee wet mills and can lead to higher farm-gate prices. Coffeetransparency.com collates the most important production and financial information from participating wet mill businesses - from export revenues to incomes -and organizes this information into a two-page transparency sheet. The left-hand numbers are key indicators of production efficiency and farmer income for the most recently completed coffee season.

 
83%
Production and Farm Management
92%
Occupational Health & Safety
81%
Environmental Responsibility
95%
Social Responsibility & Ethics

Sustainability Scorecard

Adopting business practices that treat workers and suppliers ethically and fairly, protect the environment, and promote economic transparency will build the foundation for a sustainable business. Participating wet mills and supplying farmers are trained and audited on a set of sustainability standards that focus on 5 categories – social responsibility & ethics, occupational health & safety, environmental responsibility, economic transparency and production & farm management. The numbers on the left track compliance against best practices in each category from the most recently completed sustainability audit.