New Organic Farmers Cooperative in Pemba

Starting in March 2016, 1001 Organic is together with a newly founded organic cooperative in Pemba. Seven farmers from the village of Matuuni – who were members of a different cooperative before – founded their own farmers group. Working in a separate cooperative enables the village’s farmers to train additional farmers in organic farming and add them to the cooperative. The cooperative was named “Juhudi Organic Spice Cooperative”. “Juhudi” is the Swahili word for “effort”. The members of the cooperative will focus on cultivating cloves, cinnamon and vanilla.
During our visit on the occasion of the establishment of the new cooperative, we also checked some vanilla plants together with the farmers. The green vanilla pods are already quite large, this is a promising sign for an excellent harvest in May.
Vanilla Pemba