Rewarding Farmers through Premium Payments


May 1, 2016 - Author:

Rewarding Farmers through Premium Payments
Feed the Future Africa Great Lakes Region Coffee Support Program Team

Dan Clay
Policy Roundtable, Kigali, Rwanda
May 2016

Challenge and Findings
• Provision of more premium may increase quality coffee production
• Premium increases productivity per coffee tree
• Being in a cooperative is an enabler to receive premium all else equal.
• Farmers in hilly locations above 1601 m asl. have greater likelihood to receive premium because of quality coffee.
• Premium is an incentive to supply coffee to CWS.



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