Development Cooperation Press Tour: coffee cooperative in Karongi District
January 7, 2019
Firstly, the delegate toured the facilities at the cooperative, such as seed beds, nursery, washing stations where fruits are removed from seeds and separated by quality, and shelves to dry seeds. At the nursery, for example, seedlings grown with instructions by a Japanese expert have become much bigger than the ones with traditional method. This could result in increase of yield in the next year, and other improvements were also seen.
Deputy CEO of National Agricultural Export Organization (NAEB) Ms. Urujeni said, "Since the project provides guidance on all processes of coffee production, we could expect it will promote the export of coffee beans with improved quality, and create jobs. I am very grateful for the Government of Japan's support. "