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Malawi’s Smallholder Coffee Farmers Trust says the country’s coffee industry has the potential of raking into the country about K100 million ($719 000) annually if it can be well developed.
We have good land in this country and a hardworking human resource but what we are lacking is financial assistance, SCFT general manager Harrison Kalua told the press.
In the aftermath of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, this tiny hill nation’s coffee industry also lingered near death. World prices for the country’s unremarkable beans had bottomed out. Thousands of coffee farmers were dead. Across Rwanda’s terraced green hills, century-old coffee plantations sat abandoned or were being leveled to replant bananas.