Burundi, a small Central African country, is one of the poorest countries in the world. The coffee sector is a major economic player since it generates more than half of Burundi’s export revenues. It is also the main source of revenue for almost 750,000 families. The privatisation made coffee growers join forces in cooperatives and build their own washing stations.
The TDC supports the Consortium of Coffee Growers Cooperatives COCOCA and two of iets members to allow producers to obtain a larger share of the added value.