The Tunas Indah Coffee Farmers Cooperative, founded in 1998 in Indonesia, is one of the largest cooperatives in the Bener Meriah region, with over 4,000 members. This region is home to Gayo coffee, a type of specialty coffee for which demand is strong and growing. The area was ridden by civil war from 1976 until 2005 from constant friction between the Indonesian government and the “Free Aceh” rebels. The civil war claimed many lives and had an impact on the social and economic development of the region. Tunas Indah is organic and Fair Trade certified. This has helped farmers in the cooperative learn new techniques and use Fair Trade premiums to fund social programs.
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