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May 2011 Blog Posts (16)

What would it take for Tanzanian farmers’ kids to stay on the land? Some views from women farmers

Original blog entry from From Poverty to Power, how active citizens and effective states can change the world by Duncan Green of Oxfam

 

Bumba village in Tanzania’s deprived Shinyanga region is green, but not green enough, considering we are just at the end of what was supposed to be the rainy season. The maize is already withering…

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Added by Luis Ignacio Carmona on May 30, 2011 at 3:39pm — No Comments

Call for Participation: Special Blog Series on Agriculture, ICTs and Youth

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Added by Progreso Network on May 30, 2011 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Good times ahead for Kenyan coffee

Kenya on its way to coffee production boom again!

 

Kenya’s coffee output is projected to decline by about 15 percent during the current year (May 2010-July 2011) to be between 45,000 to 48,000 metric tons from a previous estimate of 57,000, which has majorly been due to inconsistent weather ranging from periods of heavy rains pounding several parts of the East African nation to prolonged dry spells.

This is a very worrying trend as coffee, is important to…

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Added by Julie Ndwiga on May 30, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

240 or 280?

Comment, 27 May, Jos Algra

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Added by Jos Algra on May 29, 2011 at 3:03am — No Comments

World craves ever more coffee despite soaring price



By Nigel Hunt, 24 May 2011

(Reuters) - Global demand for…

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Added by Progreso Network on May 26, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

ONE YEAR OF COFFEE A CUP PATNERSHIP WITH PROGRESO FOUNDATION 2010/2011

Dear all,

Its our great pleasure to share with you our brief history and partnership with progreso foundation Netherlands-www.progreso.nl , We started as a small team but have expanded with a lot of experience and exposure and look forward for new and higher levels, Our sincere regards go to those who have been on our side during the one year period we have been implementing our partnership…

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Added by Mathias Nabutele on May 22, 2011 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Lost

 

Comment, 20 May, Jos Algra

 

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Added by Jos Algra on May 22, 2011 at 12:57am — No Comments

PROGRESO SUPPORT LIFTED COFFEE A CUP FARMERS FROM NOTHING TO SOMETHING

Community Organised Farmers From Elgon Escarpement Arabica Coffee Uganda Program ( COFFEE A CUP)  is a rural house hold specialty coofee cooperative located below the Volcanic slopes of MT.Elgon (4123 ASL) in Eastern Uganda . We are proud to be associated with PROGRESO FOUNDATION since 2009. We now have proper organisational skills and are ready to manage our organisation than before....  ( Stephen Nabwaya Sec - Manager)

Added by Mathias Nabutele on May 19, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

New and harder evidence on climate change, hunger and food prices

Article original featured in From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green, Head of Research for Oxfam GB.

 

May 18th, 2011

New research published in Science magazine  shows climate change is already hitting food production, but the…

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Added by Progreso Network on May 19, 2011 at 11:52am — 1 Comment

Organic farming – India's future perfect?

A budding interest in organic food offers farmers soaring incomes and higher yields, but critics say it's not the answer to India's fast-rising food demands

 

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Added by Luis Ignacio Carmona on May 16, 2011 at 11:53am — No Comments

Cocoa leads crop falls as US data speeds fund exit

5 May 2011; Source: agrimoney.com

 

Cocoa led crops lower as commodities suffered another sell-off, accelerated by a report showing US jobless claims at an eight-month high fuelled a switch to assets deemed less risky.



New claims for US unemployment benefits rose by 43,000 to 474,000 in the last week of April, the highest since August, and…

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Added by Progreso Network on May 9, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Reviving Eastern African Coffee: Experiences collected at SCAA

Dear Eastern-African friends of Progreso,

 

Since the SCAA has just ended last week, it would be great to share the experience you collected during the exhibition. Did you achieve your expected goals from the event for your organization? Do you have any suggestions about how to be better prepared for upcoming business trips?

 

Please share your experience and post useful information that is essential for everyone to know. It would be great to create an active…

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Added by Carsten Adams on May 9, 2011 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

The Future of Speciality Coffee, by James Hoffmann

May 4th, 2011. The Future of Speciality Coffee was originally featured in James Hoffmann's blog. This post details thoughts and musings after the SCAA Symposium and Expo. James Hoffmann is the World Barista Champion 2007, having won the UK Barista competition in both 2006 & 2007. There are also many interesting comments posted in the…

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Added by Janet Lau on May 6, 2011 at 11:55am — No Comments

African farmers can help to transform the continent

Published 4 May 2011; Original Source: guardian.co.uk

 

With the right investment and policies, rural farmers could produce not just food for their families but profitable enterprises…

A man selling beans at Katine market
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Added by Carsten Adams on May 5, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

420

Comment, 29 April, Jos Algra

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Added by Jos Algra on May 2, 2011 at 1:19am — No Comments

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