1. Farmers receive higher prices for their coffee. NUCAFE growers are able to sell coffee at higher prices, resulting in higher incomes. They are able to pay off debts and invest in other areas of their lives (e.g., livestock, children’s education).
2. More farmer trainings would scale social impact. Many growers attribute their improved livelihoods to their trainings and are eager to receive more trainings. However, NUCAFE’s limited resources make it challenging to meet this desire uniformly for the 1.2 million individual coffee farmers.
1. The Farmer Ownership Model for Rural Prosperity. This business case study provides a general profile of NUCAFE, the Ugandan coffee farming industry, and the solution NUCAFE provides for coffee farmers through the Farmer Ownership Model. It provides potential funding partners (i.e., impact investors, microfinance banks) with an understanding of NUCAFE’s impact and how supporting NUCAFE can further social change. Universities can also present the Farmer Ownership Model to students as an example of a successful agricultural social enterprise.
The Farmer Ownership Model for Rural Prosperity
2. Farmer Ownership Model Criteria. This set of criteria provides a general guideline for any farmer cooperative or association to adopt the model. It focuses specifically on creating environmental, social, and economic impact. NUCAFE desires to share this model with other commodity organizations and regions of the world through developing these criteria.
Farmer Ownership Model Criteria
3. Investor Profile. This profile provides potential funding partners (i.e., impact investors, microfinance banks) with an understanding of NUCAFE’s impact and how supporting NUCAFE can further social change. NUCAFE desires to scale its model, and thus developing more partnerships is crucial.
Nucafe Investor Portfolio