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August 2011 Blog Posts (10)

Revised Agrodok 01 Pig farming in the tropics available

In Pig Farming in the Tropics (2011) J.van ‘t Klooster and A.Wingelaar  provide an updated and comprehensive account of the ma… Continue

Added by Lineke van Dongen on August 29, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) Leads Coffee Stakeholders in A Coffee Quality Enhancement Campaign

The coffee season in South Western and Western Uganda has gathered steam and the traders’ activities have increased. Several recommendations have been made on how the coffee quality could me maintained as the season goes on. One of the recommendations is the intensification of monitoring and regulation enforcement especially at processing by UCDA Field Technical and Extension staff.

A team of coffee professionals lead by UCDA and comprising of UCTF, UCFA and NUCAFE has travelled to…


Added by Julie Ndwiga on August 22, 2011 at 7:27pm — No Comments

Coffee Production Estimates

The Coffee Board’s estimates of 322,000 tonnes of coffee production (post-blossom estimates) for crop year 2011-12 beginning October is unlikely to be achieved as bumper crop in Robusta for two consecutive years would not be possible, said industry analysts.

“Last year, we saw a bumper Robusta crop and going by the past history we can conclude that it would not be possible to achieve one more year of bumper crop this year. The Coffee Board seems to be a little ambitious for Robusta…


Added by Progreso Network on August 22, 2011 at 11:41am — No Comments

DRC Plans in Coffee Sector; effects on market?

What do you think of the DRC's plans for the coffee sector? Do you think this will have an effect on the Kenyan coffee prices for instance?

Long years of civil war and instability set off a crippling decline in coffee production in the Democratic Republic of Congo: the country's output in 2010 was less than a tenth the harvest twenty years earlier. Now the DRC government has a strategy to bolster recovery of the sector.

In the eastern province of South Kivu,…

Added by Progreso Network on August 16, 2011 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Working Through Challenges in Coffee

Published by Fairtrade International:

Bolivian coffee farmers and cooperative managers gathered around wooden tables in the airy building and listened with rapt attention to the trainer. Few of them had extensive experience with the topic at hand – risk management strategies and contract negotiation – but all of them understood the importance following a difficult…


Added by Scott Euser on August 15, 2011 at 3:43pm — No Comments

A tale of coffee bean roaster struggles with increasing prices

Extreme weather, rising demand in emerging markets such as Indonesia and China and an influx in speculative trading in the futures market have driven the price of coffee beans so high that local roasters are reaching a breaking point.

James Cadariu, roast master for Bloomfield Hills-based Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co., said the rise in prices…


Added by Scott Euser on August 9, 2011 at 3:33pm — 1 Comment


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Added by Jos Algra on August 8, 2011 at 11:59am — No Comments

Kenya Coffee Auction Prices Mostly Higher

This year's Kenyan coffee marketing window has suffered supply hitches that have seen the auction twice suspended due to lack of beans. Traders mainly blamed the development on premature flowering of crop from the last season. Traditionally, coffee volumes at auction surge around March but they peaked earlier this year after Kenya experienced unusually heavy rains in the first months of last year. Because of the unpredictable weather, coffee bushes flowered when they should not and produced…


Added by Julie Ndwiga on August 8, 2011 at 8:27am — No Comments

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