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May 2012 Blog Posts (9)


we have pioneered a whole new concept of sprinkler irrigation in coffee. At present we have one of the best sprinkler systems in the world which is both environment friendly as well as energy efficient.

The link is


Dr. Anand Titus Pereira

Added by Dr. Anand Titus Pereira on May 31, 2012 at 7:28am — 2 Comments

Global sustainable coffee sales to increase 25% by 2015

According to the four large international coffee roasters – Nestlé, Kraft, Tchibo, and Sara Lee who account for 30% of world sales, the international coffee markets are showing rapidly growing interest in sustainably produced coffee. At the same time, coffee-producing regions have suffered from under-investment, poor production practices, and adverse climatic conditions. As a result, production has remained below demand. Under the IGH umbrella, the four largest international coffee rosters…


Added by Progreso Network on May 23, 2012 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Discover the Progreso Network Tag Cloud!

The Progreso network tag cloud is an interesting tool that allows members of the community to easily find information tagged to a particular key word. The tag cloud provides a visual indication of related articles that are tagged to a particular keyword on the website. Basically, the content is grouped together based on a keyword that correctly reflects a topic being discussed. Content can have one or more keywords so, if you are looking for a particular topic, by selecting a keyword in the…


Added by Progreso Network on May 23, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Productivity challenge winners honoured in Uganda

The Productivity challenge aimed at finding the best strategies to maximise productivity of small-scale coffee producers held an award ceremony in honour of the winners at a breakfast organized by Café Africa, Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) and Progreso Network under the sponsorship of UTZ…


Added by Progreso Network on May 23, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

World Fair Trade 2012

World fair trade day will be celebrated this weekend in various parts of the world. Read the stories of how fair trade has contributed to sustainable development in the five regions of the world and don't forget to share with us how you remembered this day.

Added by Progreso Network on May 10, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Long Term Loans for Small Producers

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Incofin Investment Management, Fairtrade International and Grameen Foundation partner on international investment fund with first US$1.3m (€1m) investment from Starbucks

On 24 April, 2012…


Added by Kyle Freund on May 7, 2012 at 2:07pm — 4 Comments


Simon - Manager Gakundu Farmers Cooperative Society and the Chairman Mr. John Muchiri Nyaga attended the 24 Annual Exposition and Symposium SCAA conference held at Portland Oregon USA, through sponsorship of Progreso Program in partneship with Fair Trade Organization of Kenya. l was able to create relationship with Fair Trade USA, Fair Trade International and Fair Trade Africa among others.

Key learning points; Market linkages, Networking with coffee buyers…


Added by MR .SIMON GICHOVI NJIRU on May 4, 2012 at 11:30am — 2 Comments


Kagaari North Fcs Chairman attended SCAA, 24th Annual Exposition and Symposium event in the month of April 19th to 22nd 2012 in Portland.SCAA event was a success. Our gratitude goes to Progreso Program for sponsoring us to attend the event.

Added by PETER KIANG'A NDWIGA on May 4, 2012 at 8:29am — 2 Comments

The ProClimate website is ready!

Dear community members,

We are excited to announce that the ProClimate website has launched. ProClimate is the newest initiative of Progreso Foundation, in collaboration with HIVOS and DOEN. ProClimate works with small scale producers and their partners on creating climate friendly value chains that benefit all involved and give back to the Earth instead of just taking from it.

The ProClimate approach includes…


Added by Progreso Network on May 3, 2012 at 2:16pm — No Comments

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