Sustainable Harvest Kicks Off RITS Training in Tanzania
SII member, Sustainable Harvest, has been busy training Tanzanian coffee producers on its new data tracking system. Currently called RITS, the system will provide traceability from farm to customer and enable farmers to transparently connect with global supply chains. The system will enable farmers to improve their coffee quality, garner better prices and save time and costs. Coffee roasters (resellers) benefit from time and cost savings as well and will have greater access to the consistent, quality coffee they seek. Consumers will be able to know the places and faces behind their cup of coffee.
Funded by the Competitiveness and Trade Expansion Program (COMPETE) the RITS pilot in Tanzania will provide valuable insights for the refinement of the web-based tool and development of an iPhone app. for uploading data from the field. USAID recently profiled the program in its newsletter: March 4, 2010-USAID
Testing RITS with Tanzanian Stakeholders
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