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SMEs in Burundi receive moisture meters

Burundi is renowned worldwide for the quality of its coffee. However, at times lack of efficient control practices for humidity levels can lead to surprises for the clients. In fact, moisture and humidity levels pose a serious threat to the final quality of the product. Post-harvest and quality management activities are thus key to reduce the risk of product rejections based on poor quality.

To tackle this issue, the International Trade Centre under MARKUP distributed portable Draminski moisture meters to a total of 31 SMEs and Cooperatives from the coffee sector. The SMEs received the moisture meters during a ceremony officiated by Anne Kofoed, Team Leader of the Delegation of the European Union to Burundi, and Hon. Emmanuel Niyungeko, General Director of the Coffee Development Office representing the Ministry of Environment, Agriculture and Livestock.