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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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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 …Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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