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August 2012 Blog Posts (4)

Creating Feasibility for Women in Coffee Industry through International Women’s Coffee Alliance –Kenyan Chapter

International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) is a global network of women along the coffee value chain that advocate for women, provides access to resources and provides a forum for connection. The ultimate goal of IWCA is to develop a strong and visible network of women in the coffee industry who share experiences, resources, and contacts with others throughout the IWCA chapters in producing and consuming countries. It is a global fact that women contribute to a great extent…


Added by Judith Josephat Merinyo on August 29, 2012 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Promoting local coffee consumption

FTOK has been in the forefront to promote Coffee Consumption in Kenya.  Kenyan coffee farmers hustle very hard on their farms to produce quality coffee but majority of them have never savored their own produce.  Inorder to improve local coffee consumption, FTOK carried out a road show geared towards promoting coffee consumption.  During the show, farmers were trained on how to roast their own coffee using locally available materials at home. 

The objectives of the road show…


Added by FTOK on August 28, 2012 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Coffee mills a debt trap, warn experts

According to coffee experts in Kenya the rush by coffee farmers to purchase their own milling plants could land them in a debt trap.

They continue to say that low production and uncertain prices globally could put farmers’ investments at risk, making it difficult for them to service loans secured to fund the mills.

Coffee societies started buying their own mills after the Kenya Planters Co-operative Union was placed under receivership in 2009, leaving farmers at the…


Added by Judith Josephat Merinyo on August 7, 2012 at 7:50am — No Comments

Financing sustainable forestry sector in Bolivia: opportunities for investment

Posted 23 Jul 2012

The Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade (FAST) and The Amazon Alternative (TAA), organized the FAST Forestry Financial Fair and the "Training Workshop for Financial Institutions on Financing the Sustainable Forestry Sector: Opportunities for Investment", on June 27-29, 2012 in Santa Cruz, Bolivia,…


Added by Luis Ignacio Carmona on August 6, 2012 at 3:18pm — No Comments

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