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January 2013 Blog Posts (5)

Opportunity for UTZ Certified partners to showcase their coffee at SCAA

Partners of UTZ Certified have an exciting opportunity to showcase their best coffees at this year's Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA)  exposition, April 11-14, in Boston, MA.

The 'UTZ Certified Brings the Best to Boston' premier cupping event gives your coffees a roadmap to new markets and into…

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Added by Progreso Network on January 29, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Study confirms positive effects of Fairtrade on rural development

On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, TransFair e.V. Germany and Max Havelaar Switzerland commissioned a study that assesses the effects of Fairtrade in several product ranges on three continents. The study explored the impact Fairtrade had on poverty reduction through rural development…

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Added by Progreso Network on January 16, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Coffee and banana go better together.

Source: CCAFS…

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Added by Progreso Network on January 16, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Free business listing in East African Coffee Directory 2013

East African Coffee Directory is a high quality specific portable business networking tool designed meticulously to give you the ultimate brand visibility in East African region and in the leading coffee market countries. It gathers in the form of a “yellow page” yearbook all the relevant contact information and product descriptions of entities including: farmer groups, cooperatives, traders, processors, roasters, exporters and other agricultural supporting agencies such as: processing…

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Added by Sharon Againe on January 3, 2013 at 6:42am — No Comments

Could product branding be a way to get a better price for your coffee?

Based on study by Kira Schroeder and an article of Emma Blackmore 

A new report, published by IIED’s Shaping Sustainable Markets Initiative, explores whether geographical indications (GIs) and trademarks can help smallholder farmers protect and promote traditional products and production methods.  GIs identify a product as coming from a region or locality in a particular country. For a GI product, its reputation for quality or authenticity is…

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Added by Progreso Network on January 2, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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