Permata Gayo Cooperative
"My name is Jukardi, and I farm one hectare of land, which produces about 1,000 kg of green coffee. I have been a member of Permata Gayo since 2009. I am grateful to Permata Gayo for all of the trainings, and agricultural tools that are available thanks to the Fair Trade premium. As a member, I have many opportunities to learn about improving the quality of coffee through seed selection, how to cup coffee, and I have also visited the Central Coffee Research Institute Aceh. Every year outside of the harvest, Permata Gayo provides food such as rice, oil, and sugar to all members, so that we can feel the immediate benefit of the premium. Looking forward, I hope Permata Gayo will continue to grow and provide guidance." ”
Productivity & Quality
With the Fair Trade premium, Permata Gayo was able to conduct various trainings with members including pruning, composting, nursery, cupping, and quality control.
Permata Gayo created a social fund with the premium to aid members in times of accidents and natural disasters. Permata Gayo also invested the premium in sponsorship arts, sports, and local events. Additionally the cooperative was able to mitigate erosion, promote biodiversity and water and soil conservation.
Permata Gayo used the premium to invest in operational infrastructure including vehicle maintenance and office space, as well as marketing and promotional materials.