In 2012, 280 farmers received 100 Robusta coffee seedlings each, which they are growing on half an acre of land
The farmers were taught how to prepare their land, plant and care for the coffee. This is the beginning of the ongoing story of our Robusta Coffee pilot project to see if coffee grows well in the challenging environment of northern Uganda.
We are also working with farmers in the West Nile region (about 3 hours away!) where they are growing Arabica. These farmers are also beneficiaries of Seeds for Development and our goal is to sell their coffee in the UK to raise funds. We have a dedicated website to the coffee project - happycoffeebean.com
To raise funds for our projects we sell Organic, ethical Ugandan coffee, which is grown by farmers we support in the West Nile region and roasted by us in small batches in our kitchens.
The farmers share their excitement when the first coffee seedlings arrived.