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Washing Station: Nemba
Region: Gitwa, Mikuba, Nkonge
Elevation: 1818 masl
Varietal: Red Bourbon
Notes: Apricot, cinnamon, dried fig, and tea-like
About: The Nemba washing station has 5 permanent employees and during harvest season employs casual workers from the surrounding area. An agronomist who provides farming advice to the local communities manages the station and the average pay of the workers is double that of surrounding stations.
Nemba encourages farmers to deliver only the ripest cherries by providing float tanks for sorting in the pre-delivery area and by paying farmers 27% more than the market rate in addition to a small bonus as the end of the year. As a result of this Nemba supports 3171 farmers from the local community and was able to come first in the 2015 Cup of Excellence.