The aim of this public private partnership is to develop sustainable and eco-friendly coffee value chains, improved livelihoods for small and rural coffee farmers and associations/cooperatives in Eastern Congo. Through the Kivu Specialty Coffee Project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development and the Howard Buffet Foundation, and led by Catholic Relief Services and East Congo Initiative, World Coffee Research is helping to revitalize the coffee sector in East Congo.
With an emphasis on restoring quality and increasing productivity, World Coffee Research is currently assessing varieties, developing production systems, and establishing protocols for wet processing. World Coffee Research will ultimately deliver to farmers, and the sector, the tools to build supplies of quality coffee and establish itself as a viable producing partner for the coffee industry. The first containers of Kivu Specialty are expected to be ready for sale in 2015.
|Location||Central Africa, Congo, The Republic of|
|Value||USD 6.25 Million|