Linking the farmers to buyers
Empire believes that in order to benefit from their produce, farmers need to be meaningful participants and stakeholders in the value chain. To achieve this, EACS created a model that allows the farmers to relate and work with their marketing agent and buyers through clearly defined structures and mechanisms.
EACS partners with COEXIST FOUNDATION OF AMERICA in conjuction with ROYAL COFFEE INC as the buyer and RABO BANK FOUNDATION NETHERLANDS as the pre-financier. In a bid to provide markets for all the produce from the various member cooperatives, Empire is still in pursuit of high quality markets.
Sorting the Coffee seeds The buyer verifying the coffee seeds