Southern, Rwanda



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.

Farmer Price
Per Kilo
Production Cost
Per Kilo
Farmer Share
Of Export Price
Cherry to Green

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.

Production and Farm Management
Occupational Health & Safety
Environmental Responsibility
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.