The Kibingo Central Washing Station is located in Kayanza Province in northern Burundi, near the border with Rwanda. It handles crops from approximately 3600 registered growers. Each producer harvests from an average of 300 tress. The station itself has 10 fermentation tanks, 2 soaking tanks and a drying field with 170 raised beds.
Kayanza is one of the most reputable growing regions of Burundi. Soils are rich and volcanic, while the growing conditions are optimal year round. The name 'Kibingo' comes from the Kirundi word urubingo which means 'reeds'. Reeds were planted along the river to contain the water and to prevent the surrounding soils from eroding.
Altitude: 1893 MASL