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August 2013 Blog Posts (9)

Webinar - Access to credit for agricultural SMEs

Your organization needs sustainable financing to cover expenses

 prior to the harvest and also to be able to export.

Still, most banks say it is too risky to provide your cooperative with such finance.



You want to avoid moneylenders that charge unreasonably high interest rates.

But you do not know what other financial institutions offer more…

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Added by Progreso Network on August 29, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

FAIR-TRADE'S IMPACT ON COFFEE'S BIRTHPLACE.

Ethiopian woman spreads out green coffee beans to dry in the sun. Photo: James Jeffrey. Ethiopia's coffee producers say they should be paid more for their beans

Long regarded as Arabica coffee's birthplace, Ethiopia is trying to become a major player in the market, after decades of being largely ignored by the global coffee…

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Added by Victor Mirori on August 27, 2013 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Kenyan coffee is known to be among the best in the world. However farmers are discouraged by the prevalence of cartels in the Kenyan coffee value chain (specifically milling and marketing). how can f…

Kenyan coffee is known to be among the best in the world. However farmers are discouraged by the prevalence of cartels in the Kenyan coffee value chain (specifically milling and marketing). how can farmers be helped out ? The Kenyan coffee value chain is so unfavorable to the farmers. The existence of inhibitive and unfavorable legal and regulatory provisions exposes farmers to exploitation and this has seen most farmers ditch coffee farming for other farming ventures. Currently, the future…

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Added by Humphrey Wafula on August 20, 2013 at 8:59am — No Comments

COFFEE FARMERS TO GET PRE-HARVEST LOANS.

KAMPALA-UGANDA. THE AFRICAN NEWSPAPER, TANZANIA

Plans have been finalized to help coffee farmers in the Rwenzori region access pre-harvest  loans to curb the practice of picking unripe coffee berries. The move is intended to improve the quality of coffee produced in the region in order to attract better prices on the international market. This decision was reached during a meeting last week between representatives of four international companies dealing in the buying …

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Added by Victor Mirori on August 15, 2013 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Webinar on "Strengthening governance structures in producer organizations"

A webinar on “STRENGTHENING GOVERNANCE STRUCTURES IN PRODUCER ORGANIZATIONS” will be hosted by Progreso Network in early September.

The webinar aims to present trends and discuss common barriers related to governance structures for producer organisations.

The objective of this webinar is to increase…

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Added by Progreso Network on August 13, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Climate change and coffee: How bad do you need that morning cup of java?

By PrairieDogPress

Coffee is the second largest traded item in the world next to oil. Drought caused by climate change has been impacting corn crops and other agricultural products for several years, but no crops are more vulnerable to a few degrees of warming than coffee bean plants.

As with other crops, it’s not just about the economic…

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Added by Susan Ndila on August 6, 2013 at 3:04pm — No Comments

NCA Releases 2013 Coffee Consumer Trends Report

Eighty three percent of Americans adults had at least one coffee or espresso drink within the past year, up five percent from last year, according to the 2013 National Coffee Drinking Trends report, recently released by the National Coffee Association.

coffee consumer trends report 2013The annual market research report showed that daily coffee consumption among all adult groups held steady from last year at 63 percent, while the percentage of people drinking coffee once per week rose…

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Added by Victor Mirori on August 5, 2013 at 7:41pm — No Comments

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