ETHIOPIA

Shakiso Outgrowers Mancity Organic

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Country

Continent

Region

Guji Shakiso

Community Name

Shakiso Outgrowers Mancity

Processing Method

Arrival Date

September 2019

Cupping Notes Upon Arrival

86.75 – Butterscotch, lemon tea, melon, powdered sugar, raisin

Elevation

1800 – 2130 MASL

Varietals

Heirloom

Fresh Filter

Prior Crops 12+ Months

Certification

Organic Certified

Description

Mancity, sometimes spelled Manciti, is an outgrowers group of Dimtu Coffee Industries PLC, an organization in Southern Ethiopia that touches many parts of the supply side chain: exporting, estate farming, processing facilities, and very in depth outgrower/smallholder program.

In addition to the outstanding quality we’ve consistently found from Dimtu’s outgrower groups, their support and consideration for smallholders is among the most impressive we have seen. Farmers who decide to work with Dimtu and deliver their cherry to one of their 8 collection stations receive extensive training by technicians who travel to provide hands-on education on best organic farming practices, sustainability, and quality training. Farmers are also given seedlings, organic fertilizer, and local indingeous shade tree seedlings as a larger effort to restore some local tree varieties that are in danger in their region.

Dimtu staff does an annual outgrower report where they check in on farmers to track and advise on things like pruning and weeding practices, intercropping, protection of shade trees, and erosion susceptibility. The report also includes organic inspections, historical and expected production, and a map of the location of each farm. With all this support, plus a very competitive premium over the local price for cherry, for many farmers in the area, choosing to work with Dimtu is an easy decision. The number of smallholders across all 8 of Dimtu’s collection stations has nearly doubled from 280 to 450 in just two years. Mancity is an area just east of Tero farm (one of Dimtu’s Estates) and the Dimtu collection station collects from 26 smallholder farmers in the area.