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May 2015 Blog Posts (6)

Saving coffee from extinction

By Julian Siddle and Vibeke Venema

BBC World Service

Two billion cups of coffee are drunk around the world every day and 25 million families rely on growing coffee for a living. Over the past 15 years, consumption of the drink has risen by 43% - but researchers are warning that the…

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Added by judy mimano on May 27, 2015 at 11:37am — No Comments

Climate Change And Food Security: Coffee Farmers In Tanzania Feel Strain Of Rising Temperatures, Unpredictable Rainfall

By Maria Gallucci, International Business Times

Hundreds of farmers in Tanzania are abandoning crops of coffee and cotton due to changes in the local climate.…

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Added by Benjamin Kiarie Gichungu on May 21, 2015 at 8:39am — No Comments

Starbucks Claims 99% ‘Ethically Sourced’ Coffee, But What Does That Even Mean?

Source: Daily Coffee News

Photo by Starbucks

Photo by Starbucks

During the opening ceremonies of the SCAA 2015 Event last month…

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Added by Patrick on May 21, 2015 at 8:21am — No Comments

Tanzania coffee harvest, exports to hit record high

Source: Agrimoney.com

Tanzania's coffee crop will hit a record high, taking a large step towards meeting an ambitious government target, boosted by weather improvements and official support measures.

The Tanzanian coffee harvest - an important earner for the east African country, which relies on agriculture for some 28% of its economic output – will hit 1.25m bags in 2015-16, on a July-to-June basis, US Department of Agriculture regional staff said in a…

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Added by Fredrick Suyanka on May 21, 2015 at 7:59am — No Comments

Brazil's coffee exports to dip - will this support prices?

Source: Agrimoney.com

Brazil's coffee export surge is to come to an end, undermined by disappointing production – but there are questions as to how much tighter supplies will support prices, the International Coffee Organization said.

The availability of coffee for shipment from Brazil, the top exporter, which hit a record in 2014-15 on an April-to-March basis, "is going to be significantly reduced over the next year", the ICO said.

The forecast reflects the extent of…

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Added by Fredrick Suyanka on May 19, 2015 at 8:15am — No Comments

Developing a sustainable coffee economy

Source: ICO

One of the objectives of the International Coffee Agreement 2007 is to encourage Members to develop a sustainable coffee sector in economic, social and environmental terms. This is reinforced by Article 36, which refers to the principles and objectives on sustainable development contained in Agenda 21 adopted at the United Nations Conference on Environment and…

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Added by Fredrick Suyanka on May 12, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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