Nyarubaka

WETMILL



Southern, Rwanda

1592m

2009

Kawa Nyarubaka is a cooperative formed by a group of small holder coffee farmers in 2009 with assistance from TechnoServe. Kawa Nyarubaka received a four-year investment loan from Msumbi in 2009 to set up a coffee washing station. Kawa Nyarubaka receives dry milling, marketing and export services, and working capital financing from Rwacof. TechnoServe provides technical and business advice. TechnoServe began training farmers in a two-year coffee agronomy program in 2010 which is expected to improve yields significantly.

$1.75
Farmer Price
Per Kilo
$0.93
Production Cost
Per Kilo
57%
Farmer Share
Of Export Price
5.69
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.

 
72%
Production and Farm Management
75%
Occupational Health & Safety
77%
Environmental Responsibility
70%
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.