Organic Certification

Alan Tulip, director of Kahangi Estate, has been involved as a consultant in the development of certified organic smallholder groups in Uganda since 1994 and has subsequently developed organic projects in Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo and Papua New Guinea. Alan also worked in the development of the first certified UTZ, Rain Forest Alliance and 4C smallholder groups in East Africa.

Alan Tulip has worked with farmer groups set up by private companies as well as local Farmer Cooperative Organisations. Having lived over 30 years in Africa, Alan is able to combine first hand farming and rural experience in Africa to develop internal control systems that can be implemented at village level but still meet the requirements of the different Certification Standards Bodies. Alan has also worked as an advisor for certification of both large and small Estates in India, Cocoa projects in Ivory Coast as well as assessing certification potential for coffee growers in Yunnan Province in China.

Organic Certification Standards
The following projects were set up by Alan Tulip with different partners and successfully gained the required organic certifications.

Company Region/Country Crops Certifications
Lango Cooperative Union Northern Uganda Cotton and sesame Organic EU
Cofftea Trading Company Bundibugyo District Uganda Cocoa Organic EU
Kyagalanyi Coffee Co. Ltd Nebbi, Northern Uganda Arabica Coffee Organic EU
Kagera Cooperative Union Kagera, Tanzania Robusta and Arabica Coffee Organic EU, UTZ
Kawacom (U) Ltd Erusi, Northern Uganda Arabica Coffee Organic EU & NOP
Outspan Enterprise Apac and Kaberamaido, Uganda Cotton and Sesame Organic EU
Kawacom (U) Ltd Paidha, Uganda Arabica Coffee Organic EU & NOP, Utz
Barkcloth (U) Ltd Masaka, Uganda Bark Cloth Organic EU
Shanghai Weisen Trading Company Yunnan, China Arabica Coffee Utz
Kawacom (U) Ltd Bushenyi, Uganda Robusta Coffee Organic EU & NOP, UTZ
TANICA Kagera, Tanzania Instant Coffee Organic EU
ESCO Uganda Limited Bundibugyo, Uganda Cocoa and Vanilla Organic EU & NOP
Ibero Uganda Ltd Luweero, Uganda Robusta Coffee Organic EU
BioUganda Ltd Masaka, Uganda Pineapples Organic EU
Biolands International Ltd Kyela, Tanzania Cocoa Organic EU
Gumutindo Coffee Growers Association Mbale, Uganda Arabica Coffee Organic EU & NOP
Kawacom (U) Ltd Kapchorwa, Uganda Arabica Coffee Organic EU & NOP, Utz Rain Forest Alliance
Ankole Coffee Producers Cooperative Union Bushenyi, Uganda Robusta Coffee Organic EU
Monpie Coffee Goroka, Papua New Guinea Arabica Coffee Organic EU and UTZ
Karagwe District Cooperative Union Karagwe, Tanzania Robusta and Arabica Coffee Organic EU
Kyagalanyi Coffee Company Limited Project Nakanyonyi, Uganda Robusta Coffee Utz and 4C
Kawacom (U) Ltd Kasese, Uganda Arabica Coffee Organic EU and UTZ
Kyagalanyi Coffee Company Limited Mbale, Uganda Arabica Coffee UTZ, 4Cand Rainforest Alliance
SOPACDI Minova, Congo Arabica Coffee Organic and FairTrade
Bukonzo Joint Cooperative Kyarumba, Uganda Arabica Coffee Organic and Fair Trade
For More Information on Organic Certification Training & Support :
Alan Tulip   +256 772 708207      e-mail: aptulip@infocom.co.ug
Kahangi Estate, Box 282, Fort Portal, Uganda