Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2013
This description of Joseph Nkandu's work was prepared when Joseph Nkandu was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2013.
Although coffee is one of the most lucrative agricultural industries in Uganda, the current value chain leaves farmers with less than 2 percent of the retail value; with most trapped in poverty. Through a transition to the “farmer ownership model” which removes middlemen and increases the value farmers’ retain, Joseph Nkandu is combating the poverty cycle for Ugandan coffee farmers and increasing the overall return for one of the country’s primary exports.
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