Muyaraba, Burundi

CategoryBright & Juicy
NotesBlack Tea & Nectarine
VarietyRed Bourbon

Mageyo is located on a hill called Muyabara, situated in the Mubimbi commune, located north-west in Bujumbura province. Mageyo is surrounded by fruit trees, free-roaming chickens with the Nyamuvogan and Muhunguzi Rivers running either side. Mageyo mill is made up of 915 smallholder farmers who grow Red Bourbon.

Mageyo wet mill is one of 13 mills that form the Akawa project, the project was created to help producers escape the cycle of poverty. Smallholder producers of the area strived for fairer prices and better living conditions, demanding a path towards prosperity. Banding together to form Akawa Project has given them the opportunity to achieve this. Investment in infrastructure (processing facilities) and logistics has put the people who are part of the Akawa Project in-power and on the map!




November 2020

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