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August 2017 Blog Posts (11)

Tanzania spells out pricing guidelines for fertilisers

By: Apolinaro Tairo

Source: TheEastAfrican

The Tanzanian government has set new regulations for the importation and supply of cheaper fertilisers and appointed two firms to supply 55,000 tonnes of urea and diamonium phosphate.

The executive director of Tanzania Fertiliser Regulatory Authority, Lazaro Kitandu, told The EastAfrican that the government has issued permits for the importation of fertiliser through the Bulky Procurement System, which…

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Added by Vincent Muchangi on August 30, 2017 at 10:28am — No Comments

Our focus is market-oriented agriculture, says Mukeshimana

By:  PETERSON TUMWEBAZE

Source: The New Times, Rwanda.…

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Added by Sufian Ntambi on August 28, 2017 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Humans are damaging the fragile Galapagos ecosystem. Maybe coffee can help save it.

By DEEPA FERNANDES

Source: WUNC org website.

Conservationists hope building a market for local, shade-grown coffee could help restore vital but degraded scalesia forests on Santa Cruz…

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Added by Sufian Ntambi on August 25, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Desperate farmers shun co-ops, resort to hawking their coffee

By IRENE MUGO

Source: Daily Nation Kenya

Coffee cherries being poured into a collector for pulping at Ndaroini factory in Nyeri County on August 15, 2017. Farmers have complained of delayed payment. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI | NATION MEDIA…

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Added by Sufian Ntambi on August 22, 2017 at 6:51am — No Comments

Honey Is Making Life Sweeter for Coffee Farmers

By Janice Nadworny

Source: SCA News

Credit: Photo Courtesy of SCA News Website.

When Food 4 Farmers started working with coffee farming communities in 2011, the reason was clear: coffee income alone was simply not enough…

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Added by Sufian Ntambi on August 18, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Ambitious New Plan Aims To Double Production Of Coffee

By Zephania Ubwani.

Source: The Citizen Newspaper.

Arusha — Coffee production in Tanzania could more than double in four years' time if an action programme to increase the competitiveness of smallholder farmers is successfully implemented.

The ten-year programme launched in 2011/2012 aims to increase coffee production and quality from 50,000 tonnes a year by then to 150,000 tonnes in 2020/2021.…

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Added by Sufian Ntambi on August 15, 2017 at 11:02am — No Comments

Coffee Farmers Struggle To Recover Losses.

By Lydiah Nyawira.

Source: The Standard Media.

Dancun Kamau, at his Batian coffee firm in Embu. Batian coffee farming is sponsored by Nestle Kenya and is known to be high yielding and disease resistant.Nestle, aims at creating value across the coffee supply…

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Added by Sufian Ntambi on August 14, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

A Drying Climate Threatens Africa’s Coffee, But Hope Remains

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Added by Kioko Kasyoka on August 7, 2017 at 1:15pm — No Comments

African coffee industry gains steam

By Innocent Anguyo and Isis Almeida | Bloomberg News

A coffee buyer inspects Kenyan coffee beans in May which he intends to buy for export in the samples room at the Nairobi coffee exchange in Nairobi, Kenya. PHOTO: Riccardo Gangale/Bloomberg News…

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Added by Sufian Ntambi on August 7, 2017 at 9:10am — No Comments

Beneficial VS Harmful Insects in Coffee-Insect Diversity Inside Eco-friendly Shade Coffee

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Source: Ecofriendly Coffee Organization…

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Added by Sufian Ntambi on August 2, 2017 at 9:38am — No Comments

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