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Filled with diverse cultures, dozens of languages and different historical backgrounds, East Africa is brought together by the world’s second most valuable trading commodity – coffee.

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Accounting for a large part of East Africa’s agricultural sector, coffee plays a crucial role in the livelihoods of many smallholder farmers as their main source of income. In Burundi for example, about half of the population depend directly on coffee.

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This being indicative of the importance and power of coffee as a cash crop, the Kahawatu Foundation has been created to place farmers and their households at the centre of efforts, targeting coffee to contribute to poverty reduction and enhanced economic development.