Source Climate Change Ground Coffee Rwanda Gishwati Cloud Forest 227g
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"Gishwati Cloud Forest coffee is grown 60km from the unique ecological hotspot that is Virunga Park and is home to a quarter of the world’s last mountain gorillas and other endangered zebra-looking Okapi. Gishwati use to host a big number different species of primates such as Chimpanzees and Golden monkeys. However, during the genocide, displaced refugees cleared it for subsistence farming. Deforestation was so intensive that by 2001 only 6km of native Gishwati forest remained. The coffee rewards 700 organic farmers for sustainable land management practices. This is not yet a carbon registered project as we continue to look for funds to support a payment for ecosystem services initiative. In the meantime, we are keeping things in the family by offsetting the Rwandan coffee carbon footprint with the carbon from our Ugandan farmers!"