Bundibugyo Organic Producers (BOP)

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ORIGIN TYPE: Cooperative what’s this?, Established 2014

The farm began in the year 2014 when cocoa farmers came together and sat to discuss on how to improve livelihood, cocoa yields and quality. The farmers were being cheated by the middlemen who could buy their cocoa beans at very miserable prices. The middlemen would adjust the weighing scales as a way of cheating farmers and them gaining for themselves. This would not please the farmers who spend most of their times in the fields and finally gain nothing from the harvest of their cocoa. The farmers would from January to January gain nothing, no livelihood improvement for these farmers and no economic status was gaining. Another instance that prompted to the formation of this cooperative... +Read more

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Kyalimpa Boniface

General Manager at BOP

Created this page: Apr 13, 2016

Last updated: over 1 year ago

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Ugandan cacao

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Stored at origin

Quantity Available: 10 metric tons

The product is harvested when it is mature and it is fermented for seven days. During the fermentation week, it is turned twice or thrice to get the best flavor. After fermentation is done, it is sun-dried on a tarps up to a moisture content of 7.o-...

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LAND & PRODUCTION

TOTAL ORIGIN SIZE: 14 total Ha

12 Ha. of Cacao

2 Ha. of other crops

PRODUCTION CAPACITY: 300-500 metric tons/year

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PROJECTED PRODUCTION CAPACITY NEXT YEAR: 350-550 metric tons/year

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CERTIFICATIONS: -

VARIETALS: Forastero, Criolle

OTHER CROPS: bananas, coffee, cassava, g-nuts, sweet potatoes

VISION

The vision is that we would like to see cocoa farmers getting sustainable income and improving living conditions and improving cacao yields by 2025.

CHALLENGES

Yes, the current challenges are indeed lack of access to a good market, no value additions for our cocoa, low productivity, low prices, lack of partners to work with to advance the sector.


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