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March 2010 Blog Posts (5)

Fair Trade should renew itself



By Carlijne Vos on the 12th of March 2010, 00:00, updated 12th of March 2010 15:14
http://www.volkskrant.nl/



Coffee producers profit from the certifications of the large coffee toasters. These render a better harvest and therewith a higher income. ‘FairTrade should consider that to be a victory’.



‘Show a coffee producer in Nicaragua one of the colorful coffee cups from… Continue

Added by Progreso Network on March 29, 2010 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

What is the added value of the different certifications for producer organizations?

A recent publication from a recognized Dutch university comparing the impact of different certification schemes on the lives of small scale coffee producers in Nicaragua has sparked a debate in The Netherlands about the benefits to producers of different certification schemes and the future of Fair Trade.

The research conducted by the Center for Development Studies of the University of Nijmegen amongst 350 coffee producers in northern Nicaragua focused on a comparison…

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Added by Marieke Rodenhuis on March 29, 2010 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Instant coffee falls from favour

By Harry Wallop, Consumer Affairs Editor, Published: 7:04PM GMT 04 Mar 2010

Instant coffee was once considered the height of sophistication, but it would appear it has fallen from fashion with young consumers, who increasingly favour the filtered variety.

According to sales figures, compiled by market research company Mintel, sales… Continue

Added by Luis Ignacio Carmona on March 26, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

The story of Zameen Organic: Strengthening capacity to access global markets











Download the complete document here: systemZameen.pdf…



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Added by Progreso Network on March 25, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Strong Producer Cooperatives in Developing Countries



The analyses revealed that most producer organizations encounter problems like high illiteracy of their members, inheritance of bad image from its predecessors, no trust among members, living in a monopolistic environment and corruption.



This study concluded that producer organizations should be considered effective when members either use the services a producer organization offers or if 70% - 100% of the produce produced by… Continue

Added by Progreso Network on March 25, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

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