In addition to operating 13 washing stations in Burundi and processing excellent coffee, Greenco is also working with communities to increase farmer livelihoods and general equality in coffee producing areas.
The community brings a small number of individual farmes that implement the practices best suited to the specific growing conditions of their farming plots
Nemba station lies in the northern province of Kayanza and is managed and lead by an agronomist that oversees the implementation of good agricultural practice and farmer education.The agronomist helps farmers determine and implement the practices best suited to the specific growing conditions of their farming plots and to ensure they have access to the necessary farming tools.
Nemba uses a monitoring system to ensure traceability all along the production and processing chain. All 3,000+ producers are smallholders who own an average of 150 coffee trees. During the harvest season, all coffee is selectively hand-picked. Most families only have 200 to 250 trees, and harvesting is done almost entirely by the family. The farms delivering cherry to Nemba are all located around 1,700+ meters above sea level, near the Kibila forest.