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February 2013 Blog Posts (5)

Fairtrade Foundation report damns treatment of smallholder farmers

By Tim Smedley, the

The report, "Powering up smallholder farmers to make food fair", draws on the Fairtrade Foundation's…


Added by Progreso Network on February 27, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Techniques to increase productivity

Here is a video by the World Agroforestry Center, the video is a nice introduction to different techniques that help smallholder farmers increase their productivity.

It shows how smallholder farmers in Rwanda have increased their productivity by combating land erosion, introducing shade trees in the coffee plantation and harvesting rainwater. It also contains an interview with a dairy farmer whom has almost quadrupled his milk production by giving the cows fodder…


Added by Serwa Quarm on February 20, 2013 at 9:44am — No Comments

Uganda to quadruple coffee production

By Nicholas Bariyo, The Wall Street Journal. Picture courtesy of National Geographic

KAMPALA, Uganda–Uganda, Africa’s largest coffee…


Added by Progreso Network on February 20, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Coffee Directory Uganda 2013 now Available

Agasha Group is pleased to launch the first edition of Coffee Directory Uganda consisting  of contacts of key businesses and persons in the coffee industry and supporting sectors. It is available in both print and CD format. It will be distributed during the 10th African Coffee Conference and…


Added by Sharon Againe on February 12, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Is it time to renew or register your 2013 ACE memberschip?

Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE), continues to discover exemplary coffees and reward the farmers who produce them through its flagship program, Cup of Excellence, with 10 country competitions in 2013. …


Added by Progreso Network on February 6, 2013 at 8:58am — No Comments

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