Kenya - Rianjagi AA
Rianjagi Farmers Co-operative Society was registered in 1998, under the co-operative societies act. It is located in Embu municipality, Manyatta Sub-county in Embu County. It is surrounded by scenic highlands, South West of Mt. Kenya forest and is situated in an area famed for producing some of the worlds finest coffees. The society has grown its membership from 565 in 1998 to 1958 by 2017 of whom 1411 are active members. The management committee comprises of five members i.e 4 Male and 1 Female. The society has hired 6 permanent staff and seasonal workers dependent during the high season.
Rianjagi FCS management committee are involved in making major decisions for the society as a whole. The conditions for coffee growing are near perfect, there is abundant rainfall throughout the year, with concentrated wet periods between March-June and October- December. The average daily temperatures range from 100C to 260C with considerable cooling taking place at night. The water used at the station for fermenting and washing the coffee is drawn from the nearby rivers and is re-circulated during processing for conservation purposes. After use, it is moved into soak pits away from water sources so that it does not pollute the area.