Karama

WETMILL



Southern, Rwanda

1566m

2010

Karama Cooperative began in 2010 located in Kamonyi District of the Southern Province. Karama has 274 members. The members created this station to help fight poverty, put their kids through school, and provide proper roofs above their houses.

$1.43
Farmer Price
Per Kilo
$1.50
Production Cost
Per Kilo
47%
Farmer Share
Of Export Price
7.31
Cherry to Green
Ratio

Transparency Sheet

Transparency is an important driver of efficiency and good governance at cooperatively-owned coffee wet mills and can lead to higher farm-gate prices. Coffeetransparency.com collates the most important production and financial information from participating wet mill businesses - from export revenues to incomes -and organizes this information into a two-page transparency sheet. The left-hand numbers are key indicators of production efficiency and farmer income for the most recently completed coffee season.

 
61%
Production and Farm Management
100%
Occupational Health & Safety
100%
Environmental Responsibility
100%
Social Responsibility & Ethics

Sustainability Scorecard

Adopting business practices that treat workers and suppliers ethically and fairly, protect the environment, and promote economic transparency will build the foundation for a sustainable business. Participating wet mills and supplying farmers are trained and audited on a set of sustainability standards that focus on 5 categories – social responsibility & ethics, occupational health & safety, environmental responsibility, economic transparency and production & farm management. The numbers on the left track compliance against best practices in each category from the most recently completed sustainability audit.