At The Barn we work with a lot of small farmers who do not have an export license, which is where the exporters come in. But this is not the only reason we create a triangle partnership with farmers and exporters: They have agronomy capacities, advise and train the farmers. They pre-finance the harvest, offer cheaper credit solutions for investments - and they build the important link from farmer to roaster.
We only work with exporters that we fully trust and that build the local, trustworthy relationship that elevates the farmer to higher quality levels. We are also involved directly in single sustainability projects at farm level to improve their quality of life.