Gorilla Conservation Coffee
Saving gorillas, one sip of coffee at a time
GCCoffee pays a premium price to enable marginalised small-holder coffee farmers living in remote sub-counties bordering Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to improve their lives, which keeps them from resorting to damaging the forest through activities like poaching and removing resources like wood. This in turn helps protect the gorillas and their habitat.
GCCoffee also provides training and capacity building to farmers to improve sustainable agriculture practices. GCCoffee targets coffee drinkers and tourists via shops, tourist lodges, airports and international distributors to market and sell coffee.
Gorilla Conservation Coffee, provides farmers with training, purchases coffee at a premium and packages and sells coffee for a profit, which is reinvested into the enterprise and donated to CTPH.
Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) supports the Bwindi community and conservation through integrated wildlife, community health and alternative livelihood programmes.
WWF for Nature Switzerland assisted GCCoffee by providing a loan used to hire an operations manager and purchase coffee from farmers to make a viable company.
2017 SAG-SEED Awards is supported by the SWITCH-Africa Green project, which is implemented by UNEP with the assistance of the European Union.