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September 2011 Blog Posts (12)

Fair Trade USA resigns its membership of the Fairtrade International (FLO) system.

Yesterday (15 september) this joint statement from Fairtrade International (FLO) and Fair Trade USA came out (see FairTrade.net Article):

Fairtrade International (FLO) and Fair Trade USA (FTUSA) share a belief in the importance of empowering producers and workers around the world to improve their lives through better terms of trade. However, as we look…

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Added by Marieke Rodenhuis on September 16, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

George Clooney and Nespresso under attack for not using fair trade coffee

The Switzerland-based Solidar, not to be confused with Solidaridad Network, is attacking George Clooney and Nespresso for not using fair trade coffee. At this moment, the Nestlé brand Nespresso is under attack because of a parody of the ‘falling piano’ advertisement. 

Solidaridad Network director Nico Roozen was asked by the Financieel Dagblad (a Dutch financial newspaper) to respond to this 'attack'.

You can read his response at the…

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Added by Maarten Van Leeuwen on September 15, 2011 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

GOOD AGRICULTURE PRACTICES IN SUSTAINABLE COFFEE

GOOD AGRICULTURE PRACTICES IN SUSTAINABLE COFFEE

A Project for Small Coffee Growers in South India

INTRODUCTION

STEPS -A project under sustainable coffee of Prakruthi Bangalore in South India. The project areas are Wayanad and Idukki districts in Kerala and Dindigal and Theni District of Wayanad. The project started in 2010 and during the last two years the project implementing agency had conducted a lot of programs for and…

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Added by NEELKANT PANDHARE on September 14, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Community based management of natural resources better than strict protecting areas

According to the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), more than 13 million hectares (32 million acres) of forests are lost globally every year, an area around the size of England. Community-based

forest management now comprises 8 percent of the world’s managed forests, and up to 20 percent of Latin America’s forests. 

Recently released research says that more rule-making autonomy at the local level leads to better forest

management and improved livelihood…

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Added by Scott Euser on September 12, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Ouch!

Comment, 9 Sep, Jos Algra

http://progresonetworkenglish.ning.com/group/analysisofcoffeeprices/forum/topics/ouch

Added by Jos Algra on September 11, 2011 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Uganda's coffee production soars

Uganda's coffee output for the 2011-12 (October-September) season is projected to hit at least 3 million 60-kilogram bags, compared with 2.67 million bags last season due to favorable weather in the main coffee regions. Uganda's eastern and central main coffee regions are experiencing between normal to above normal rains, which are enhancing coffee tree blossoming, flowering as well as bean formation, according to David Muwonge, the head of marketing and production at Uganda's national…

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Added by Julie Ndwiga on September 9, 2011 at 12:13pm — 2 Comments

Mobile Phones Important for Farmers in Kenya

Mobile phones play an increasingly important part in new and existing farming projects in Kenya. This was one of the conclusions of an economic development workshop organised in Nairobi.

Participants such as farmers’ cooperatives, producer organisations and government representatives identified mobile phones as one of the key ways to increase income.

An example of the use of mobiles that was mentioned was providing market price information and providing…

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Added by Progreso Network on September 7, 2011 at 2:27pm — 5 Comments

Coffee for 2011-12 in India

Coffee production in India is expected to increase by 6.7% to 3,22,250 tonnes during the 2011-12 financial year as per the post-blossom estimates carried out by the Coffee Board. The Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Jyotiraditya Scindia, said in a written reply to Rajya Sabha that "According to these estimates, total production of coffee in the country in 2011-12 is placed at 3,22,250 tonnes, against the final production estimates of 3,02,000 tonnes for the year 2010-11".

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Added by NEELKANT PANDHARE on September 7, 2011 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Coffee in India

Added by NEELKANT PANDHARE on September 5, 2011 at 11:57am — 1 Comment

Foam

Comment, 2 Sep, Jos Algra

http://progresonetworkenglish.ning.com/group/analysisofcoffeeprices/forum/topics/foam

Added by Jos Algra on September 4, 2011 at 8:19pm — No Comments

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