coffee beans
coffee beans

Burundian Second Vice-President Joseph Butore and Agriculture and Livestock Minister Deo Guide Rurema participated in the meeting held Wednesday.

coffee beans
coffee beans
“One of the main challenges the coffee sector is currently facing is the lack of transparency in the management of the coffee sector. Besides, there is no accountability in the coffee sector,” said Burundian Agriculture and Livestock Minister Deo Guide Rurema.

According to him, the other issue is the failure to properly pay coffee growers for sold coffee beans.

Burundian Second Vice-President Joseph Butore called on stakeholders in the coffee sector to do all their best to invigorate the coffee sector.

“At least 600,000 families in Burundi are coffee growers and 80 percent of the country’s cash money is generated by coffee sales,” said Burundian Second Vice-President Joseph Butore.

During the 2015-2016 coffee campaign, the production of coffee beans was 18,600 tons, up from 14,000 tons in the 2014-2015 period, data showed.

Financial institutions including Burundi’s Central Bank and the Burundian Commercial Bank have expressed their “readiness” to lower interest rates in financing the coffee sector. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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