Burundi coffee industry faces a decline [Business Africa]

Burundi coffee industry faces a decline

A privatization policy of the coffee sector in Burundi has led to an adverse effect on most farmers.

A sector which is responsible for the livelihoods of over 750 000 families in the country.

Local farmers are struggling with rising costs of labour and inputs, pests infestation and diseases, drought,competition from other land use and poor governance of marketing co-operatives.