Improving Rwanda’s coffee value chain
05 May 2019 | 12:26 pm
In Rwanda about 400,000 smallholder farmers produce coffee and depend on the crop's revenues for their livelihood. CNBC Africa's Fiona Muthoni traveled about 140 kilometres away from the capital city of Kigali on a quest to understand how the country’s coffee value chain can be improved.
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