KCU (Kagera Co-operative Union)
Kagera Co-operative Union (KCU) is a Voluntary Association of 125 Primary Cooperative Societies representing over 60,000 small farmers of the mainly Robusta Cofee in Kagera Region in the north west of Tanzania (West of lake Victoria). It is scattered within the districts of Bukoba, Muleba and Misenye.
The three districts cover about 15000 sq km; characterised by traditional villages each village with perhaps one or two primary societies.
Each primary society is owned by about 500 small coffee producers. Kagera Co-operative Union Ltd therefore has about 60,000 members. For a primary society to be a member of KCU Ltd, it has to own shares in KCU.