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August 2015 Blog Posts (6)

Progreso Network Challenge

By Progreso Network

Source; Progreso Network

Title: Access to finance for small holder coffee farmers

Challenge Question: Do small holder coffee farmers require to borrow money in order to sustain their farming activities and if so how can they access the…

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Added by Progreso Network on August 26, 2015 at 10:50am — No Comments

FINANCING FOR COFFEE COOPERATIVES

By Progreso Network

Source:Progreso Network

Unlike other businesses, farming has not been fully embraced as a business venture that can generate steady income to those who engage in it. The youth have particularly shunned away from taking part in it (Except for a select few), mainly due…

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Added by Progreso Network on August 25, 2015 at 10:39am — No Comments

For Tanzania’s coffee farmers, climate change is a buzzkill

By Tom A Peter

Source:Aljazeera America

MAMSERA, Tanzania — For the last 20 years, Fredrick Damien has watched as his coffee trees have produced fewer and fewer beans. Back in the 1990s, his half-acre farm at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro turned out as many as 330 pounds of coffee a season, but now he’s…

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Added by judy mimano on August 18, 2015 at 10:57am — No Comments

As Coffee Farms Shrink, Smallholders will Require More than Just Market Incentives

By Kraig Kraft

Source:Daily Coffee News

Coffee farmers are aging. Children of farmers don’t see a future in farming. Many farmers are making less than a dollar a day per person in their household. Farm sizes are small and continue to shrink due to population pressures. Small farmers lack access to…

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Added by judy mimano on August 13, 2015 at 8:32am — No Comments

4C ASSOCIATION; 4TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

By Progreso Network

Source:4c-coffeeassociation.org

On I7th June, 2015, 4C Association hosted an interactive two-day General Assembly event full of lively exchange, discussion, learnings and networking in London.  The 2015 General Assembly brought together key stakeholders from around the…

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Added by Progreso Network on August 7, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

SCAE Progreso Network Report

By Progreso Network

Source: scae.com

The Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) event was held in Gothenburg, Sweden on 16th – 18th June 2015. This is an annual event where different coffee stake holders from all over the world come together and exhibit what they do along…

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Added by Progreso Network on August 7, 2015 at 9:58am — No Comments

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