Implementing the project Connecting 1,500 Women and Young Girls to the Export Market”, the Center for Accelerated Women’s Economic Empowerment (CAWEE) has a project connecting women and young girls to the export market in Beekeeping/Honey production in Gimbo Woreda. CAWEE had a project visit to Gimbo Woreda, visiting the project team and the beneficiaries, where it was able to visit the honey out growers and confirm the successful implementation of the honey project in Gimbo Woreda.
Besides the visit of the women in honey, CAWEE team was also able to visit the coffee farm of Diamond Enterprise, which is project partner company based in Southern Region Kaffa Zone, Tula Kebele on January 1st, 2017.
On the Diamond Coffee farm visit, located 18 Kms from the center of Gimbo town, CAWEE team got the opportunity to visit the farm that holds an area of 200 hectares.
Diamond Enterprise was the 2nd winner during the coffee cupping competition which was held on November 2016 during the celebration of the 3rd International Women Entrepreneurs Day. It was a great opportunity for CAWEE team to walk through the farm enjoying the fresh weather within the jungle.
During the walk in the farm, Dehab explained all the detailed process of planting coffee, the ages/different kinds of coffee varieties and the process it goes up to the collection of the red coffee cherries, the drying, packing in sacks and storing processes, which demands careful handling at all the stages.