Mayogi Washing Station began in 2010 and is located in Gicumbi District of the Eastern Province. The altitude of the coffee grown in this area ranges from 1500-1700 meters. The station received it's name because it was surrounded by five hills meaning Mayogi. They formed their cooperative of 590 members in 2010 with the help of Technoserve. Technoserve led Mayogi to RTC. RTC was able to fund the building and equipment for Mayogi and also provided operating capital. Mayogi cooperative now has 321 members. Mayogi provided RTC with 4,000Kgs of parchment in 2010 and 14,600Kgs in 2011.
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.
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.