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August 2010 Blog Posts (8)

Coffee Slides Most Since 2008 on Concern Economic Recovery is Faltering

Coffee declined the most in more than two years as a bigger-than-expected plunge in U.S. home sales stoked concern the economy may relapse…

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Added by Progreso Network on August 27, 2010 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Uganda Reduces Coffee-Export Forecast After Drought

August 12, 2010, 10:22 AM EDT

By Fred Ojambo

Source: Businessweek.



Aug. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Uganda, Africa’s biggest coffee exporter, reduced its shipment forecast for the third time in the 2009-10 season after a drought cut…

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Added by Progreso Network on August 26, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Micro-Insurance: Helping farmers deal with disaster

The following is an article from the Leisa magazine, Volume 26 No 2, published in June 9 2010.

by: Thomas Loster




"Farmers need more than loans to sustain their business.Micro

insurance can help farmers avoid falling into poverty
traps because of disasters.…

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Making the most of agricultural investment: A survey of business models that provide opportunities for smallholders

By: Vermeulen, S. and Cotula, L., 2010, MAKING THE MOST OF

AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT: A SURVEY OF BUSINESS MODELS THAT PROVIDE

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMALLHOLDERS, IIED/FAO/IFAD/SDC, London/Rome/Bern.

ISBN: 978-1-84369-774-9

Copyright: FAO, 2010






....."this report examines a range of business , models that can be used to structure agricultural investments in… Continue

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Sourcing Local Capital: Local resources: Great

The following is an article from the Leisa magazine, Volume 26 No 2, published in June 9 2010.

Text by Alfred Lawko



'"The rural poor have no easy access to loans and grants from commercial banks or financial structures, because they lack collateral and modern business plans. But there is a lot of capital in rural areas that could be used to invest in farming. This is a case study of micro finance from Uganda."…



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Thinking beyond credit

The following is an article from the Leisa magazine, Volume 26 No 2, published in June 9 2010.

Text and photos by: Jan Douwe van der Ploeg.

Professor of rural sociology at Wageningen University, the Netherlands



"Credit is often seen as an indispensable vehicle for the poor to get out of poverty, or as the tool that allows…
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Money for farming: Everybody benefits from financial products for small-scale farmers

The following is an article from the Leisa magazine, Volume 26 No 2, published in June 9 2010.

by: Petra Rooijakkers



Money for farming not only means access to credit, but also access to other financial products and services. Small-scale farmers can also benefit from being able to insure themselves against risk and being able to save. When it comes to money, there is a gap between what small-scale farmers need and what they have access to. But this…
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Contract Farming Checklist : A tool on reflection of critical issues in contract farming arrangements in developing countries

The document is a useful tool from the point of view of the investor developed by the University Wageningen, ICCO and EVD.



For a quick brief of what the document contains : "Investors that plan to work with contract farming in developing countries face opportunities and risks. Investment proposals are frequently based on optimistic assumptions without thoroughly analyzing the probabilities that things may go out of hand. In this checklist we list…
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Added by Progreso Network on August 3, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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