Sustainable Harvest® Rwanda
Sustainable Harvest Premium Sharing Rewards™
Another highlight of Sustainable Harvest® Rwanda’s work is the creation of a new rewards program called Sustainable Harvest Premium Sharing Rewards™, which was piloted in 2014 with the Rwandan women farmers. The program was developed as a way to incentivize farmers in a respectful way to encourage further training and technical assistance, and implement those skills to produce better crops.
In Sustainable Harvest Premium Sharing Rewards™, farmers earn points for attending trainings and implementing the skills they learn. These ‘reward points’ accrue over time and can be used to acquire tools, like pruning shears, or other goods, like mobile phones and solar lights. The assets are funded in part by roasters, who take a portion of the value-added price they get from roasting or retailing the coffee and return it to the Sustainable Harvest Premium Sharing Rewards™ program nonprofit fund. One of the program’s strengths is that it lets the women select the assets that will most benefit them. Sustainable Harvest Premium Sharing Rewards™ is a revolutionary way to give back to farmers and place the power in their hands. We are proud that it originated in the Rwanda project.
To learn more about our Sustainable Harvest Premium Sharing Rewards™ program please contact us.