publication . Preprint . 2009

Have coffee reforms and coffee supply chains affected farmers' income? The case of coffee growers in Rwanda

Murekezi, Abdoul Karim; Loveridge, Scott;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
Abstract
Low prices in the international coffee markets have worsened the economic well-being among coffee farmers. In the face of this situation, the Government of Rwanda has introduced coffee sector reforms that aimed to transform the sector in a way that targets the high quality market and moves away from the bulk coffee market. The high quality coffee market has shown consistent growth over time and exhibits price premiums in international market. If these high prices are passed on to farmers who take advantage of the benefits of the new high quality market by selling coffee cherries, access to this new market could help alleviate poverty brought on by low prices in ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Rwanda, market reforms, coffee supply chains, farmers’ income, Agricultural and Food Policy, Crop Production/Industries,
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