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Bench Maji Union

Bench Maji Forst Coffee Producer Farmers Cooperative Union was established in July 2005 by 14 founder member primary cooperatives (PCs) to operate in Bench Maji Zone, South West of Ethiopia to engage in the marketing of coffee on behalf of its members and provide inputs and other household & production necessities. The number of individual members of the founder PCs was 4,968 with 23% women. The union was established to make its members benefit fully from their coffee products through direct marketing engaged in the domestic and mainly international markets trading over 13,000 Mt of marketable coffee annually.