• Cooperative: The Kabonero Mountainous Coffee Growers Co-operative Society Limited (KAMCOS)
  • Organisation: Rwenzori Sustainable Trade Center
  • Origin: Uganda
  • Region: Rwenzori Region of Western Uganda

A COOPERATIVE OF 601 SMALLHOLDER COFFEE FARMERS BASED IN THE MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON

Deep within the Rwenzori mountains of Western Uganda, known locally as the Mountains of the Moon, 463 men and 138 women coffee growers are working together to grow both their coffee and community.

The Kabonero Mountainous Coffee Growers Co-operative Society Limited (KAMCOS) is a cooperative of coffee farmers working hard to grow and process delicious coffee, whilst using profits to invest in their community. The farming members of KAMCOS use environmental friendly farming practices that conserve and protect the environment, ensuring their coffee production is kind to the planet as well as the local people.

Increasing access to clean drinking water, building schools, empowering women through local groups and generating a better income through quality premiums, KAMCOS are making coffee work for everyone in the Rwenzori region.