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Benjamin Kiarie Gichungu posted a blog post

Climate Change And Food Security: Coffee Farmers In Tanzania Feel Strain Of Rising Temperatures, Unpredictable Rainfall

By Maria Gallucci, International Business TimesHundreds of farmers in Tanzania are abandoning crops of coffee and cotton due to changes in the local climate. Instead, they’re planting more lucrative vegetables and flowers as temperatures rise and rainfall…See More
May 21, 2015
Benjamin Kiarie Gichungu's blog post was featured

First Global Study on Climate Change and Arabica Predicts ‘Severe Losses’

Source: Daily Coffee News2011 Creative Commons photo by Neil Palmer for CIAT.Arabica coffees will have to be grown at higher elevations in almost all the world’s producing regions to survive the projected effects of climate change by 2050, according to a the…See More
Apr 28, 2015
Benjamin Kiarie Gichungu posted a blog post

First Global Study on Climate Change and Arabica Predicts ‘Severe Losses’

Source: Daily Coffee News2011 Creative Commons photo by Neil Palmer for CIAT.Arabica coffees will have to be grown at higher elevations in almost all the world’s producing regions to survive the projected effects of climate change by 2050, according to a the…See More
Apr 28, 2015
Benjamin Kiarie Gichungu replied to Amos Thiongo's discussion How Voluntary are the certification schemes in coffee? in the group Certification in the coffee sector
"Can all these certification standards be harmonized to have one general common standard? I think its very confusing and expensive to the farmers to be certified based on all these standard. "
Sep 9, 2014
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Certification in the coffee sector

This group aims to discuss certification related issues such as advantages, challenges, various types of certifications and various certification bodies available for coffee organizations . Please join the group to discuss these issues among others related to certification.See More
Sep 9, 2014
Benjamin Kiarie Gichungu added a discussion to the group Organic farming
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Organic cofee farming.

Organic coffee is termed to be healthy coffee and hence it has a high demand. Famers who grow organic sell at better prices and if the coffee is certified ,a premium is paid. Organic farming is environmental friendly since there is no use of chemicals. This type of farming is cheap since one can use locally available materials to make organic fertilizers.See More
Jun 11, 2014
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Organic farming

Organic farming is the use of natural components in farming. It recognizes the direct connection between health and how food that is consumed is produced. See More
Jun 11, 2014
Benjamin Kiarie Gichungu posted a blog post

Opinion: In the economics of biodiversity, money does grow on trees

By Jana Vamosi, Edmonton JournalHow many species are enough to support human life? Regrettably, we don’t yet know. But we need to find out.The groceries you pick up at the supermarket depend on thousands of species that fertilize soil and provide the pollination necessary to produce fruit and seeds.As food prices soar, Canada needs to…See More
Feb 6, 2014
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Biodiversity products

The aim of this group is to show the potential economic, environmental and social of the biodiversity products. Also, you can share your experiences and meet others that work with and care about biodiversity products.  We hope you will join us to support biodiversity for your community and for the world.See More
Feb 6, 2014
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Feb 6, 2014
Benjamin Kiarie Gichungu and Patrick Kihato are now friends
Feb 6, 2014
shaban mahwisa left a comment for Benjamin Kiarie Gichungu
"well done brother!"
Jan 21, 2014
Benjamin Kiarie Gichungu is now friends with Zipporah Muthoni, Fredrick Mutinda Nzivu and judy mimano
Jan 13, 2014
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Marketing Challenge

The objective of  the “Coffee marketing” challenge is to collect, disseminate and award the best strategies for commercializing coffee products locally or internationally.See More
Jan 10, 2014
Benjamin Kiarie Gichungu and Susan Ndila are now friends
Jul 30, 2013
Benjamin Kiarie Gichungu commented on Victor Mirori's blog post UNLEASHING AFRICA'S AGRIBUSINESS POTENTIAL.
"Good work CURAD for involving the youth in entrepreneurship."
Jul 29, 2013

Profile Information

Name of organization:
Fair Trade Organization of Kenya
Type of organization:
NGO
Products/commodities (when applicable):
agricultural products eg coffee, tea
Website of your organization:
http://www.ftok.org
Please introduce yourself and tell us something about your current work.
I am program officer in my organization. I coordinate all organization activities. Am an agronomist by profession.

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Climate Change And Food Security: Coffee Farmers In Tanzania Feel Strain Of Rising Temperatures, Unpredictable Rainfall

By Maria Gallucci, International Business Times

Hundreds of farmers in Tanzania are abandoning crops of coffee and cotton due to changes in the local climate.…

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Posted on May 21, 2015 at 8:39am

First Global Study on Climate Change and Arabica Predicts ‘Severe Losses’

Source: Daily Coffee News

coffee plant climate change

2011 Creative Commons photo by Neil Palmer for CIAT.

Arabica coffees will have to be grown at higher elevations in…

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Posted on April 28, 2015 at 9:27am

Opinion: In the economics of biodiversity, money does grow on trees

By Jana Vamosi, Edmonton Journal

How many species are enough to support human life? Regrettably, we don’t yet know. But we need to find out.

The groceries you pick up at the supermarket depend on thousands of species that fertilize soil and provide the pollination necessary to…

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Posted on February 6, 2014 at 11:03am

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At 10:04am on January 21, 2014, shaban mahwisa said…

well done brother!

 
 
 

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