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KCU (Kagera Co-operative Union)
Moshi Export Office, PO Box 8447
Tanzania, United Republic of
Tel: +255 27 50728
John Kanjagaile: firstname.lastname@example.org
FLO ID: 797
Fairtrade Products Organic Coffee: Arabica In Progress Coffee: Robusta In Progress Organisation details Fairtrade certified since 1990 Type of organisation Smallholder
Variety: Robusta and Arabica (all unwashed).
Quality: Robusta FAQ scr. 16+, Screen 18, Superior scr. 16 & Under grade scr. 14.
Certification: Organic, Utz Kapeh, & 4c processes are underway.
Harvest dates: Late May to August and then December-February for fly crop.
Delivery dates: July to December and then from January- April and cycle continues.
Both green beans and instant coffee powder, spray dried are available.
Fairtrade premium has been used to support education projects, enabling children to access education; improved health facilities; road & bridge construction and improved access to clean water through the construction of water tanks/dams.
Other uses include the rehabilitation of coffee collection centres; purchases of coffee huller machines for members; investment in Bukop factory rehabilitation, 100% share ownership; increased share of instant coffee factory to 51% ownership.
-Purchased a hotel and constructed and union building.
-Constructed 33 primary & secondary school classrooms
KCU is a member of WFTO (Word Fair trade Organization); COFTA (Cooperation for Fairtrade in Africa); EAFCA (East Africa Fine Coffee Association); TANFAT (Tanzania Network for Fair trade) as well as TCA (Tanzania Coffee Association).
KCU sells its various coffees all over the world, mainly in Europe, UK, Japan and The Netherlands.See the Fairtrade Foundation UK website for a full profile (see case study link below)
Profile last updated 11/12/2012