Commitment to Action

Finishing the Coffee Value Chain for Rwandan Farmers

Commitment by

Cordes Foundation, Fair Trade Usa

In 2009, Fair Trade USA, the Cordes Foundation, and Green Mountain Coffee (GMCR) committed to mobilizing Fair Trade USA's online resources, grassroots supporters, and years of experience building the capacities of Rwandan coffee cooperatives on the ground to tell the story of coffee's role in Rwandan development to consumers and advocates. The Rwandan coffee farmers will increase their sales and the benefits they obtain from access to the U.S. market on more equitable and favorable Fair Trade Certified terms.

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Commitment

Finishing the Coffee Value Chain for Rwandan Farmers

Launched

2009

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$300,000

Region

Africa, Northern America

Countries

RWANDA, United States

Commitment by

Cordes Foundation, Fair Trade Usa

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Rwanda Economic Development Initiative (REDI), Keurig Green Mountain, Hinga Kawa Women's Association, KOAKAKA Koperative y'abahinzi ba kawa ba Karaba, Abakunda Kawa Cooperative, Fair Trade Towns