Kenya Kirinyaga Baragwi AB
Baragwi is the largest association in Kenya with over 15,000 producers contributing to 12 washing stations. The Muchagara washing station is located in Kirinyaga County, bordering Nyeri and near Mt. Kenya. The soil in the area is very fertile. After producers deliver their harvested cherries, employees at the factory sort, depulp, and ferment the seeds overnight before drying them on raised beds. The employees rotate to new factories in the association every two years in order to share knowledge and maintain consistency throughout the cooperative.