Honouring our coffee
My name is Judith Kahindo Katavali, I’m an agricultural engineer working for Soprocopiv as a technical supervisor of agronomists. I coordinate the activities of our agronomists in the field, I advise on the purchase of coffee trees and training and, last but not least, I'm in charge of all the certifications.
Soprocopiv has 7,636 members; all coffee farmers with fields ranging from 20 acres to 10 hectares. They are located in Lubero and Beni territory, in the Kivu area of the DRC.
My name is Kambale Bonane Blessing. I’m from Kirumba in North Kivu.
My coffee plantation counts around 1,600 plants and covers about one hectare. My grandparents planted these fields during the Belgian occupation, and I inherited them. I sell my Arabica coffee to Soprocopiv.
Fairtrade Access Fund
Equity € 3.000.000,00 (2019)Latin America, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Africa, Burkina Faso, Cote D"Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
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