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October 2013 Blog Posts (9)

Indigenous trees could suffer from changes to coffee production in Kenya

October 23, 2013 Posted by Kate Langford

More intensive or reduced coffee production on smallholder farms around Mount Kenya may threaten the conservation of valuable indigenous tree species, according to a new study. In Kenya, smallholder coffee…

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Added by Susan Ndila on October 31, 2013 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Webinar - Strengthening Corporate Governance in Producer Organisations

Mr. David Nzomo; an expert in corporate governance, co-operative and business development; and who is currently working for the Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development in Kenya delivered the webinar on strengthening governance structures in producer organization. Mr Nzomo has over 23 years’ experience in the subject matter.

 

In his presentation, he started off by defining corporate governance and outlining its importance. Mr. Nzomo also took time to list the…

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Added by Progreso Network on October 30, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

QUALITY PROCESSING FOR QUALITY PRICES

By Mathew Kamau

The coffee Arabica accounts to about 60-70 % of the world’s production and produce good liquors with acidity and flavour. To get to the end product, farmers engage two main different processing methods namely wet processing and dry processing. In the wet processing, washed coffees are…

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Added by Zipporah Muthoni on October 29, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

COFFEE SEEDLINGS NURSERY SUPPORT-KENYA

Publication reference: EuropeAid/FED/2013/317-945

Coffee Research Foundation (CRF) with financial assistance from the European Union to Coffee Productivity Project (CPP) under the Kenya Rural Development Programme (KRDP) is calling for proposals for sub-grants to support Coffee Seedlings Nursery Support in both traditional and non-traditional coffee growing areas. Eligible applicants, as detailed in the Guidelines for Applicants, including Community Based…

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Added by Fredrick Suyanka on October 28, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Starbucks celebrates its first year in India, launches India Estates blend.

Source : Starbucks Coffee Company

Specially sourced, roasted, packaged and sold in India, India Estates Blend honors the country’s long-standing coffee heritage and its coffee…

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Added by Fredrick Suyanka on October 28, 2013 at 9:22am — No Comments

In Violent Congo, Hope In The Shape Of A Coffee Bean

By Willy Foote, Contributor

In the DRC, government troops and the M23 rebels are…

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Added by Susan Ndila on October 25, 2013 at 11:31am — No Comments

COFFEE A CUP chairman Appointed a 4C Board Member

4c-coffeeassociation.org

Mathias Nabutele

Chairman

Coffee a cup Cooperative- Uganda

Mediation Board Member



The Mediation Board is responsible for settling disputes arising from the misinterpretation of or the failure to respect the Statutes of the 4C Association, its Rules of…

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Added by Mathias Nabutele on October 9, 2013 at 6:50pm — 1 Comment

Webinar - Access to Credit for agricultural SMEs.

On the 26 September 2013, Progreso Network, in collaboration with FAST International, organized a webinar about Access to Credit for agricultural SMEs.



The webinar started on time and the 31 attendees listened for an hour to the recommendations from the FAST financial expert Alejandro Morales.  Managers of producer organizations, NGOs, consultants and investment managers got information on the different…

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Added by Progreso Network on October 1, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

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