Connecting farmers, buyers and consumers

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Connecting farmers, buyers and consumers

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Connecting farmers, buyers and consumers

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Connecting farmers, buyers and consumers

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Connecting farmers, buyers and consumers

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About JMI

The JMI is an innovative coffee marketing platform run by smallholder coffee co-operatives in Africa and Fair Trade pioneer Twin.

The JMI venture brings together farmers from across the highlands and lakes of central, eastern and southern Africa – from Mount Elgon to Mount Kilimanjaro; from the Rwenzori Mountains to the highlands of eastern Congo and northern Malawi; and from Lake Kivu to Lake Victoria.

 

Market Reports

Market Report: 30 January 2015

Four “up” days in New York then a plunge back to 160 cents Le marché de New York monte pour 4 jours pour retomber subitement à 160 cents   New York Arabica March 2015 Delivery / Livraison mars 2015 Source: TechCom Coffee Review/Coffee Network Source : FT.com  ... read more

Our growers

Ankole Coffee Producer's Co-operative UnionBukonzo Organic Farmers Co-operative UnionBukonzo Joint Co-operativeFuraha Coffee Co-operative
Gumutindo Coffee Co-operative enterpriseKOPAKAMAMuungano Co-operativeMzuzu Coffee Planters Co-operative Union

News from the Joint Marketing Initiative

Ejo Heza ~ Beautiful Tomorrow

KOPAKAMA Women’s Coffee The 1994 Rwandan genocide left thousands of widows and orphans to provide for their families. In 2008 a group of 180 women from KOPAKAMA Cooperative came together to form a Women’s Group. The focal point of the group was to share in the... read more

A Serious Coffee Farmer

By Derlin C. S. Nyirenda, CDM Phoka Coffee Growers Cooperative Society Shubert Mzumara, a Phoka coffee cooperative farmer from junju zone, is one of serious farmers of the Cooperative. He started coffee growing in 1987. He has been loyal to Cooperative since its birth... read more

Farmers, Taste Your Coffee!

It started in February 2013 at the AFCA Conference in Kampala, Uganda and it isn’t over yet. Planning: Five JMI Member Cooperatives met with Atlas Coffee Importers and Twin staff to discuss the benefits of learning how to cup the coffee they produce. “I know coffee... read more

Coffee just tastes like Coffee

In Western Uganda a fired-up farmer raised his hand and asked, “Why is it that when I drink coffee, it just tastes like coffee, but when you [buyers] drink coffee you think some of it tastes different?” It reminded me of trying to buy cloth in Burkina Faso. The women... read more

Coffee is About Community

“May 1st. We shall never forget that day… We shall never forget” says Jthungu Teddy. I pick my way across a ruined concrete bridge, a rock bed and a makeshift foot bridge to cross from Kyalhumba to Musasa over the Nyamughasana River (Lukonzo Name) with Teddy and... read more