Climate smart coffee production with emphasis on women coffee production and sales. by
Empire Agricultural Services

Climate smart coffee production with emphasis on women coffee production and sales. / Published October 12, 2016 by Johnbosco Birenge

Johnbosco Birenge

Climate smart coffee production with emphasis on women coffee production and sales.

Our model is built on establishing the partnership with producer groups that share our vision, mission & values. These are recruited & registered under our organic coffee certification program & engaged in producing, processing, bulk & export coffee. We work with 2300 smallholder coffee farmers
By partnering with producers, EAS empowers them to improve the quantity & quality of produce & access to rewarding markets through appropriate farming technologies & value additions i.e. input supply, farming practices, harvest & post-harvest handling & processing. This is done through field visits, training, organic certification, agricultural tours & trading and this has potentially made the group with a capacity to produce 450,000 kg of parchment coffee
As opposed to charity, the model awakens & empowers farmers to acquire affordable agronomical skills & increased incomes while also allowing EAS to provide these at a modest profit of 4.3% of the contract values