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Coffee earns Burundi 70pc export revenue

Published on February 03, 2016

AS BURUNDI’S private sector and businesses continue to reel under the impact of the current political crisis, coffee — which brings in 70 per cent of the country’s foreign exchange earnings — has remained vibrant in the international market despite a 41 per cent price decline.

“Coffee production has increased in the past three years. Last year, production increased by 13,000 tonnes and fetched $3.81 per kilogramme,” said Marius Bucumi, the technical manager of ARFIC (Burundi Coffee Regulatory Authority). Read more. Source | East African