Posted on October 10, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment
According to the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), more than 13 million hectares (32 million acres) of forests are lost globally every year, an area around the size of England. Community-based
forest management now comprises 8 percent of the world’s managed forests, and up to 20 percent of Latin America’s forests.
Recently released research says that more rule-making autonomy at the local level leads to better forest
management and improved livelihood…
Posted on September 12, 2011 at 10:00am
Published by Fairtrade International:
Bolivian coffee farmers and cooperative managers gathered around wooden tables in the airy building and listened with rapt attention to the trainer. Few of them had extensive experience with the topic at hand – risk management strategies and contract negotiation – but all of them understood the importance following a difficult…
Posted on August 15, 2011 at 3:43pm
Extreme weather, rising demand in emerging markets such as Indonesia and China and an influx in speculative trading in the futures market have driven the price of coffee beans so high that local roasters are reaching a breaking point.
James Cadariu, roast master for Bloomfield Hills-based Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co., said the rise in prices…
Posted on August 9, 2011 at 3:33pm — 1 Comment