Congratulations to SCAA 2014 Sustainability Award winner Twin Trading!
For this project, Twin set out to engage new producers in the Democratic Republic of Congo and help them access value-added markets for the first time. Twin’s first partnership was with Sopacdi, a coffee cooperative in this region, which had 284 members and was in need of support, capacity building and access to international markets. Since 2008 Twin has worked to build production and export capacity for this cooperative, including coffee farm rehabilitation, processing infrastructure, and business and governance capacity. Today, the cooperative has 5,200 members, including 1,450 women, and has constructed the country’s first modern coffee washing station in 40 years.
For more information about Twin and their project with the Sopacdi cooperative visit their site. To learn more about securing some of this beautiful coffee contact your trader.