Empowering women in coffee across the country.
In the village of Hunkute, Kebebushe Fissa is teaching a farmer how to “stump” or cut back his coffee plants to encourage regrowth. As she shows him what to do, he hangs on to every word she says. For a local woman to have such influence in the production of coffee is rare: but in Ethiopia, times are changing.
Kebebushe is one of 79 agronomists working with Nespresso in the country to support more than 40,000 coffee farmers with best farming practices. An agronomist can quickly become a friend to the family as they constantly visit farmers offering training in topics such as coffee picking, soil management and composting, which means better coffee. Thirty-five percent of them are women.