Gumutindo Coffee Cooperative

Made up of 10,044 smallholder expert coffee farmers, Gumutindo was created in 2000 by some of the basic cooperatives (primary societies), which emerged from the ruins of the older Ugandan cooperative system. Since the organisation is located on the slopes of Mount Elgon where the subtropical climate and the fertile volcanic soil is ideal for coffee production, it is […]

Rwenzori Farmers’ Cooperative Union (RFCU)

On the slopes of Mount Ndali, close to Rwanda and Congo, a British major developed Ndali Estate into a major tea plantation. In the 1970s, the estate was confiscated by Idi Amin Dada’s militia but was returned twenty years later to a grandniece who soon associated with the local farmers. 1,200 farmers joined forces in the Mubuku Vanilla Farmers Association (recently […]

La Coopérative Agricole Muungano

Muungano, coopérative de producteurs de café, est implantée au sud de Goma, en direction de Bukavu. C’est la Région des Grands Lacs, et surtout celle du lac Kivu.  Au moment de sa création en 2009, la coopérative voulait apporter deux grandes réponses à des problèmes vécus par les agriculteurs. D’abord, il fallait empêcher les producteurs de prendre […]

CENTRAL COFFEE FARMERS ASSOCIATION (CECOFA)

Formerly known as Nsangi Coffee Farmers Association (NCFA), CECOFA was founded in 2005 by a small group of entrepreneurial farmers and is now made up of 3,200 employees (of which 750 are women) within the districts of central Uganda. CECOFA AND THE NEXT GENERATION However, although the number of employees rose, ageing of the farming population is an […]

Centrocafe

CENFROCAFE was created on 26 October 1999 in northern Peru. It provides many services to its members (agricultural technical assistance, organisational development, access to health services, etc.) with the objective of increasing production, improving the quality of coffee and of contributing to the well-being of its members and the development of their communities. In 2007, it obtained the Fairtrade […]

Mount Elgon agroforestry Communities cooperative entrerprise limited – MEACCE

MEACCE is a farmers’ organisation that came into being in 2017 following the collapse of the Gumutindo Cooperative Union. The 3300 farmers growing coffee, banana and honey, located between 1300 and 2200 meters above sea level, mobilised and grouped together to register MEACCE in order to aggregate and export their coffee to fair trade markets. […]

Laviskscof co-operative

Founded as a farmer-based community cooperative in 2012 and implemented in Bukoto village, Masaka district, Kabonera Sub County by Ugacof Limited and Agro Eco-Louis Bolk Institute of East Africa under the Progresso programme (registration No.9865/RCS). The organisation is part of the washed Robusta coffee project which aims to increase profitability from coffee production through collective marketing and bulking. The organisation now has 100 fully registered members who are the […]

KIBINGE Coffee Farmers

Mainly made up of small producers, Kibinge was founded in 1995 by coffee farmers in the Masaka region (south of Uganda). They seek to provide technical services in agricultural production, gender integration, poverty eradication, value addition and market access to complement the Uganda governmental programmes. By providing services directly linked to coffee production and sales to its members (processing, certification, transport, marketing, etc.), Kibinge has remained true […]

Kabonero Mountainous Coffee

Established in 2013, the Fairtrade certified cooperative located in Binyangabu District, Kabonero Sub County is made up of 757 coffee farmers (of which 18 are persons with disabilities, 252 are women and 236 are young adults). The coffee is carefully handpicked and processed at an altitude of up to 1990m, bringing out hints of caramel, chocolate, berry and forest fruit flavours. As a […]

BOCU: Bukonzo Organic Farmers Cooperative Union

Made up of 2,000 members and located in the Rwenzori Mountains of western Uganda, BOCU started in 2011 as a consortium of six NGOs which promoted organic agriculture in Bukonzo. Using the very successful micro-washing station model to promote traceability and increase farmers’ income, the consortium gradually turned into a cooperative and a coffee exporter. It even became a […]

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