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April 2014 Blog Posts (11)

How climate change will brew a bad-tasting, expensive cup of coffee

 By Damian Carrington

Rich western urbanites expecting to dodge the impacts of climate change should prepare for a jolt: global warming is leading to bad, expensive …


Added by judy on April 30, 2014 at 8:14am — No Comments

SustainabilityXchange - Promote your services & tools !!!

The International Trade Centre (ITC) with the support of Hivos, IDH, Seco, 4C Association and UTZ Certified, is currently developing the first COMMUNITY OWNED, INTERACTIVE PLATFORM ON SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN DEVELOPMENT.

Members of Progreso Network are all invited to promote their services and materials to build this community and make it the ONE STOP SHOP for everyone working in the fields of agriculture, aquaculture and forestry.

The attached document gives an overview of…


Added by Progreso Network on April 28, 2014 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Youth citizen Entrepreneurship competition

By GOI peace foundation

The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an exciting new opportunity to develop your innovative ideas and projects to create positive change in your community and the world. With support and feedback from peers around the world, you can turn your passion for a better world into reality.

The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an international contest launched by The Goi Peace…


Added by judy on April 22, 2014 at 1:27pm — No Comments

A Huge Step Forward for Fine Robusta. Is the Specialty Coffee Market Ready?

Source: Daily Coffee News

uganda fine robusta coffee

Photo courtesy of Uganda Coffee Development Authority

Long talked about for its potential in the growing specialty market, fine robusta is taking a big step…


Added by Fredrick Suyanka on April 17, 2014 at 10:40am — No Comments

Climate change is causing havoc for global coffee yields

By Sanjay Lanka, Flavia Naves, Yuna Fontoura, 17Th April 2014 - 

The global food system contributes to climate change through industrial farming practices, the increasing use of fertiliser to fight dropping yields and the transport of food around the world. But the fact that climate change has a…


Added by Susan Ndila on April 17, 2014 at 7:49am — No Comments

Fairtrade International Introducing Awards Program for Producers and Buyers

By Daily Coffee news

Fairtrade International (FLO) is launching its first awards…


Added by judy on April 16, 2014 at 2:09pm — No Comments


4/25/14 - Producer's Guide to a Social & Environmental Scorecard

  • Location: 201
  • Price: TBD
  • Target Audience:
  • Spanish Translation: Yes
  • Time(s) on 4/25/14:
    • 9:00AM - 10:15AM 
  • As sustainability becomes an expectation of doing business, it is important that SCAA members are well versed in how to build sustainable organizations. This panel discussion addresses simple ways to measure…

Added by Mathias Nabutele on April 13, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Coffee: Ethiopia's speciality sector blossoms

From The Africa Report, Posted on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 12:08

The coffee sector is beginning to resemble the wine market, with buyers willing to pay a premium for crops that reflect local climates and harvesting techniques.…


Added by Susan Ndila on April 9, 2014 at 10:10am — No Comments

Kenya: Metal Coffee Drying Tables Save Forests in Kenya's Highlands

By Pius sawa

For more than 50 years, farmers in Central Kenya have been growing coffee as their main cash crop with little knowledge of how they were contributing to changes in the climatic conditions around Mount Kenya, the Abadares Mountains and other high altitude areas.

But today a share of Kenya's Fairtrade-certified coffee farms are gradually swapping the wooden coffee drying tables they have used for decades for metal tables - and in the…


Added by judy on April 7, 2014 at 2:20pm — 2 Comments

Does coffee really sober you up when drunk?

by Claudia Hammond,

It’s an appealing idea that caffeine can cancel out the effects of too much alcohol. Sadly, studies reveal it is not that straightforward.

A few years ago I went to a play at my local theatre with some friends. My husband arrived late and a little jolly, having been to his office Christmas lunch and spent most of the afternoon drinking wine. Luckily it was a comedy, but he laughed so much that even the cast looked surprised…


Added by Patrick Kihato on April 7, 2014 at 7:13am — No Comments

Webinar-Benefits of certification for producer organizations.

On 27th March 2014, Progreso Network in collaboration with Fair Trade Organization of Kenya organized a webinar on benefits of certification for producer organizations. The webinar started at 3.00 p.m. EAT with 30 attendees present out of 115 that had registered for the webinar. Amos thiong’o, the facilitator of the webinar started by telling the attendees of the origin of certification, defining certification and highlighting some of the leading certifications.

The webinar…


Added by Progreso Network on April 2, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

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