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March 2011 Blog Posts (16)

Cartoons on mobile phones bring advice to smallholder farmers



  • Source: SciDev.Net
  • Article: "Phone cartoons bring know-how to poor farmers"
  • By: Emeka Johnkingsley. March, 2011
  • Image by: Scientific Animations Without Borders

The article highlights a new project from Scientific Animations Without…

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Added by Janet Lau on March 29, 2011 at 10:22pm — 3 Comments

Women in Coffee

Women in Coffee



 Women lack real power and are under-represented in the coffee industry despite their…

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Added by Progreso Network on March 28, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Shapes

Comment, 25 March, Jos Algra

Please follow this link:

http://progresonetworkenglish.ning.com/group/analysisofcoffeeprices/forum/topics/shapes-1

Added by Jos Algra on March 28, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Story of Northern Uganda Shea Processors’ Association: A Challenging Reality

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Click here to download the report in original pdf…
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Added by Progreso Network on March 22, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Mixed Messages

Comment, 18 March, Jos Algra

 

Please follow this link:

http://progresonetworkenglish.ning.com/group/analysisofcoffeeprices/forum/topics/mixed-messages

Added by Jos Algra on March 21, 2011 at 9:18am — No Comments

Carbon Clear Certifies The World's First PAS 2060 Carbon Neutral Coffee

March 15, 2011 --



Today CoopeDota R.L., a Costa Rican coffee cooperative of 800 farmers, has announced its coffee is carbon neutral. Leading carbon management consultancy Carbon Clear have certified Coopedota’s coffee beans to the British Standards Institute’s PAS 2060 specification for demonstrating carbon…

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Added by Janet Lau on March 20, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

New 1 million Coffee Trees- MT.ELGON - UGANDA

COUNTDOWN 23DAYS A MONUMENTAL EVENT ,PLEASE YOUR ALL WELCOME TO MBALE CRICKET GROUND EASTERN UGANDA- BELOW THE SLOPES OF MT.ELGON

FREE EVENT

 

For hotel booking and…

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Added by Mathias Nabutele on March 18, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The ISEAL 100 Survey Results - Business and Certification: Beyond the Tipping Point

Published on 23 February 2011 by ISEAL Alliance. Full report can be downloaded here. 

ISEAL Alliance created the ISEAL 100 survey which set out to ask thought leaders — across global sectors and commodities and including Office Depot, Unilever and Carrefour — about their views on certification.…

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Added by Progreso Network on March 18, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

MT. ELGON NEW 1,000,000 COFFEE PLANTS (COFFEE A CUP PROJECT) 9th -APRIL-2011 MBALE,EASTERN - UGANDA

 

 

COFFEE A CUP

 

(Community Organized Farmers From Elgon Escarpment Arabica Coffee Uganda Program)

is a household specialty coffee farmers’ cooperative with our pilot office based at Bududa District. Founded in 2007 and registered in 2009 by the ministry of trade, cooperative and Marketing Ref No: P.196/rcs. We are under going several specialty codes such as 4C, fair trade, Rainforest alliance etc to enables us consolidate our international market Nish…

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Added by Mathias Nabutele on March 16, 2011 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

Fairtrade: New Premium, Minimum Price and Trade Standards in Coffee

15 March 2011, Original post from Fairtrade International website. This article is published in Progreso Network on behalf of/at the request of Fairtrade International (FLO).



In the past year international prices for coffee…

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Added by Progreso Network on March 16, 2011 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Report: Agroecolgy and the Right to Food

Report submitted by the Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter

The Special Rapporteur presented his new report “Agro-ecology and the right to food” before the UN Human Rights Council. Based on an extensive review of recent scientific literature, the report demonstrates that agroecology, if sufficiently supported, can double food production in…

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Added by Progreso Network on March 15, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Heat Damages Coffee, Raising Prices

Published on 9 March 2011

Written by Elisabeth Rosenthal at The New York Times

 

Coffee farmer Luis Garzón inspecting leaves for signs of a devastating fungus that could not survive the previously cool mountain…

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Added by Janet Lau on March 14, 2011 at 9:32am — No Comments

My Mother in Law

Comment, 11 March, Jos Algra

 

Please click on the following link:

 

http://progresonetworkenglish.ning.com/group/analysisofcoffeeprices/forum/topics/my-mother-in-law

Added by Jos Algra on March 14, 2011 at 12:38am — No Comments

Eco-farming could double food output of poor countries, says UN

8 March 2011, guardian.co.uk

Report cites insect-trapping plants in Kenya and Bangladesh's use of ducks in paddy fields, and resulting rise in crop yields.

 

Some rice paddy farmers have…

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Added by Progreso Network on March 9, 2011 at 10:40am — No Comments

Arabica coffee may keep hefty premium over robusta

Arabica coffee may keep hefty premium over robusta

4th March 2011, by Agrimoney.com

 

The soaring premium in arabica coffee beans over their robusta peers may remain steep even after the rally which has driven…

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Added by Janet Lau on March 9, 2011 at 10:23am — No Comments

Japan to Buy More Coffee From Non-Traditional African Markets

17 February 2011

Written by Fred Ojambo, Bloomberg BusinessWeek

 

Japan plans to buy more coffee outside its traditional African markets in an effort to broaden cooperation with producers on the…

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Added by Janet Lau on March 3, 2011 at 9:37am — No Comments

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