Ethiopian coffee bagged - Kilenso Mokanisa

Kilenso Mokanisa

Farm Name: Kilenso Mokanisa

Country: Ethiopia

Region: Sidamo

Located in Sidamo, Ethiopia, Kilenso Mokanisa is one of the farm members of the OCFCU – Oromia Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union. The Union was granted its Fairtrade certification in 2002, and has since grown to become the largest Fairtrade coffee producer in Ethiopia. OCFCU members are dedicated to promoting environmental sustainability and social justice within their communities. The goal of the organisation is to foster economic self-sufficiency amongst its members to ensure that families can feed themselves when the harvest fails and famine threatens. It aims to maintain the quality of coffee production, while increasing income for farmers and strengthening the capacity of the organisation so that members are less vulnerable to external forces such as price volatility. Women hold a prominent position within all facets of the organisation.
The Union finances sustainable farming training, the construction and operation of 4 local health clinics and has established 56 clean water supply stations in their community. It has also invested in several washing stations and machinery to process washed coffee.