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June 2014 Blog Posts (7)

Make Your Own Chocolate: How To Grow Cocoa In A Greenhouse

By JD Lara

There must be 1,001 reasons why cocoa is called “the food of the gods.” From the time this super-food was first consumed – archaeological studies date it back to 17-19th century B.C. — up to the present, cocoa has been prized all over the world as a rich,…


Added by judy on June 24, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Is Africa Changing From Coffee Exporter To Consumer?

By Dana Sanchez -

- Published June 2 2014 - 

An urban workforce with a taste for coffee is growing in Africa, presenting an opportunity for the private sector to transform the coffee industry, WallStreetJournal reports.

In a continent where most countries are recording sustained average economic growth of more than 6 percent in the past decade, African countries in 2013 produced about 14.7 million 60-kilogram (132-pound) bags of coffee.

This was…


Added by Susan Ndila on June 19, 2014 at 8:15am — No Comments

FTOK/Progreso end of project ceremony 2009-2014

On 14th June 2014 FTOK held a colorful celebration in Gakundu FCS, Embu County to mark the end of four years of collaborations between FTOK, Progreso, Gakundu FCS and Kagaari north FCS.  People present during the event were; Angel Mario Martinez, coordinator of Progreso activities, Member of Parliament, Manyatta constituency, Embu County, Chairmen and board members of Progreso supported coffee co-operatives, FTOK team among other people were present during the event. …


Added by Progreso Network on June 17, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Not Your Cup of Tea.

By Alison Griswold.

The British consume a stunning amount of tea. The United Kingdom drinks the third-most tea per capita in the world, with an average intake…


Added by judy on June 13, 2014 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Organized Coffee Growers in Burundi Seeking Micro-Bank for Smallholders

Source:Daily Coffee News

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Farmland in Banga, Burundi. Photo by Christine Vaufrey.

Following multiple years of declining exports and revenue,…


Added by Fredrick Suyanka on June 11, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments

Coffee growers in distress as farm gate prices crash

By Mahesh Kulkarni

 growers in major growing regions in South India are in deep distress as the prices of Robusta have been witnessing a decline over the past two weeks. Some of the farmers, who were holding on to their stocks in anticipation of bumper prices, have been severely hit with the recent price fall.

Taking cue from the recent drop in global prices of…


Added by judy on June 10, 2014 at 2:51pm — No Comments

How to Grow and Produce Great Organic Coffee

By Blair Estate


One year old organic coffee trees are available to local farmers from Blair Estate. Started from “arabica typica” variety of seed stock imported from the famous Kona coffee region on the Big Island of Hawaii our coffee seeds were carefully selected for their cupping qualities and come from award winning farms. After analyzing the root system of every start and pruning for direct lateral growth the tree starts have been raised off the ground and under…


Added by judy on June 5, 2014 at 2:31pm — No Comments

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