Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU)

Water Treatment


  • Photo of close up coffee blossoms growing.
This Seeds grant will support improvements to the Idido and Koke wastewater treatment systems in Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia. These systems currently overflow during peak harvest, threatening contamination of the nearby river. The  Yirgacheffe Coffee Farmers Cooperative Union (YCFCU) will use funds from this grant to plant vetivar, a deep rooting grass capable of tolerating and absorbing pollutants in wastewater. The project will keep the coffee processed from over 3,000 member farmers sustainable and free from environmental contamination.