On October 24, 2017 Bloomberg Intelligence reported that Ikea has “signed a three to five-year partnership with Kawacom Ltd., a coffee processor and exporter in Uganda that works with local farmers in the White Nile region.
The move is part of Ikea’s social business initiative, which aims to help marginalized members of society by offering them market access, training and income. The company is already involved in 19 entrepreneur partnerships with smaller-scale suppliers within handicraft and services businesses, each selling goods averaging about 2.5 million euros ($2.9 million) to 3 million euros a year via Ikea. That translates on average into four to six months worth of production for the suppliers,” said Vaishali Misra, who leads the Ikea Social Entrepreneur Initiatives.
You may read the article on the Bloomberg internet site.