Coffee is a serious business in Toraja of South Sulawesi. With a long-standing history of coffee growing and producing, Toraja has witnessed how coffee businesses empower farmers, including women and youth. We are glad to say that Rikolto contributes to the coffee sector transformation.
With the support from Toraja Rural Development Society (TRDS), Rikolto assists Toraja Coffee Farmers’ Cooperative (PPKT) to reach out to Arabica coffee farmers in two districts of North Toraja and Tana Toraja. Through the programme, we aim to empower smallholder farmers, improve coffee productivity and quality and, prepare PPKT to be a professional business entity. Here are some tangible results for this year.