Comment, 25 Sep, Jos Algra
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Comment, 16 Sep, Jos Algra
Added by Jos Algra on September 18, 2011 at 3:47pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Marieke Rodenhuis on September 16, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
GOOD AGRICULTURE PRACTICES IN SUSTAINABLE COFFEE
A Project for Small Coffee Growers in South India
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…Continue
Added by NEELKANT PANDHARE on September 14, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Scott Euser on September 12, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
Comment, 9 Sep, Jos Algra
Added by Jos Algra on September 11, 2011 at 5:07pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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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Comment, 2 Sep, Jos Algra
Added by Jos Algra on September 4, 2011 at 8:19pm — No Comments