Rwanda’s economy is currently in a state of recuperation after the country was devasted by ethnic conflicts and the 1994 civil war. The country has made astounding progress in the recent years, but there is still considerable room for growth and improvement.
Ninety percent of the Rwandan population depends on subsistence farming. Coffee and tea are the primary exports while light industry and foreign aid provide other income streams.
From our inception in 2009, Westrock has been committed to the growth of Rwanda’s coffee industry. In less than 10 years, we have supported the growth of an 87,000-person supply chain, become the largest exporter of Rwandan coffee by volume, established the Agribusiness Training Program focused on helping farmers increase their yields and enhance their revenue, and supported the efforts of many washing stations. Our mission to support farmers in Rwanda has enabled Westrock to pursue efforts in countries across the globe.