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SAMTFMACS

Small and Marginal Tribal Farmers Mutually Aided Cooperative Society (SAMTFMACS), Araku Valley, Vishakhapatnam district, Andhra Pradesh was formed as an entity (thanks to the Naandi foundation) to allow farmers in the region of Araku Valley to take full control of crop production, harvest, processing, and sale. The members of SAMTFMACS are farmers with small landholdings. On an average each farmer owns around 1 acre (0.40 ha) of land.

The organization has over 11,000 members throughout nearly 600 villages, and is has become India’s only Fairtrade and Organic certified Arabica supplier as well as producing much of its coffee (around 13,000 Hectares) under Bio-Dynamic conditions.