At NOVA Coffee, we are UTZ and organic certified, and are in the process of gaining C.A.F.E and Rainforest Alliance accreditations. We have high standards and use the very best agricultural practices to support our 2,800 farmers. We distributed 50,000 young coffee trees in 2020 and twice that number in 2021, along with shade and tropical fruit trees, to every local coffee farming community. We ensure that our farmers receive fair prices for their premium coffee, making a real difference to our communities.

Sustainability Impact

Gender equity is one of our core values and we have an exclusively women-grown Arabica brand, Cafe des Mamans. Over a quarter of the women farming this brand are adolescent mothers. By growing the brand, we give our women farmers reliable, well paid work so they can feed and clothe their children, and send them to school.

Our strong commitment to gender equality is matched by our Sustainable Arabica project for the environment. It includes beekeeping initiatives for farmers to access honey, an important diet staple, and maintains biodiversity on their farms.

Sector / Product / Services
Function Grower, buyer, processor, exporter

Organization Private company

Established 2015


Bukure and Giti sectors, Gicumbi district, Northern Rwanda

Growers 2,800

Trees 388,621

Age of trees 3–20 years

Varietals Arabica, Red Bourbon

Harvest March to June


Drying Sun-dried on raised beds

Certifications Organic and UTZ, in the process of gaining C.A.F.E and Rainforest Alliance

Production 2021 153 tons

Goal 2025 230 tons
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Name of contact person

Ms. Agnes Mukamushinja

Contact Email

Phone Number

+250 788 457 824


Coffee Washing Station 1
  • Name
  • Location
    Ruyange cell, Bukure sector, Gicumbi district
  • Altitude
    1,800–2,000 MSL
  • Processing
    Fully washed, naturals
  • Flavour profile
    Fruit, dark chocolate, and fruit acidity
  • Cupping
Our Mission
To connect the worlds' agriculture supply chains and ensure a value generating network that benefits the business, the consumer, the farmer and everyone in between.
We develop end-to-end traceability solutions specifically designed to serve our customers from the farm gate all the way to end consumers.
Contribution to the following Sustainable Development Goals:

We're a Swiss-based company delivering trusted end-to-end traceability solutions to global supply chains. We empower action in the areas of digitalisation, sustainability and transparency, and deliver solutions to our clients that deliver on their goals and help them overcome operational challenges to traceability.

In 2021 we ran a successful Series A funding round, joined the official platform of the UN Global Compact, and we are actively contributing towards SDG12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), SDG8 (Decent work and economic growth), SDG9 (Industry, innovation & infrastructure and SDG15 (Life on Land).
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About Switch ON
Better digital connectivity for small businesses to trade
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The International Trade Centre (ITC) has launched a new corporate initiative dubbed: Switch ON. Focusing on digital connectivity, ITC calls on partners to prioritize investments in connectivity and on policymakers to create the right conditions for small businesses in developing and transition countries to profit from digital trade and entrepreneurship.

The initiative is integral to ITC's 2022-2025 Strategic Plan, which prioritizes digital connectivity as a key enabler to an inclusive, sustainable, and prosperous world.

Switch ON focuses on delivering affordable networks and unlocking access through education and digital literacy. Partnerships with local and international companies play an important role in the initiative’s success.
Our mission
Switch ON’s cross-cutting delivery model combines the expertise of teams across ITC to address three layers.

1. Ecosystem layer: looks at how business support organizations can digitalize their clients and advocate for more affordable connectivity Strategy and policy layer: disseminates evidence-based innovations in policy and thought leadership

2. Enterprise layer: raises the profile of MSMEs to attract investment to new models in connectivity, enabling them to trade digitally
3. Partnerships with local and international companies are expected to play a key role, and will require the contribution of partners beyond those traditionally engaged in "Aid for Trade".

These partners may have a far more specific and technical role in delivering connectivity and infrastructure and services. ITC will ensure that MSMEs receive appropriate attention and support to meet their potential. We welcome discussions on how we can best work together toward this outcome.
Our ambition
- Enable institutions to implement policy and initiatives so MSMEs can access and use the internet;

- Affordable and reliable connectivity, in towns of all sizes;

- Easy, affordable access to online payments;

- Vibrant e-commerce services, including local marketplaces and other service providers;

- Digital entrepreneurialism, built on the development and uptake of local solutions.
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