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October 2015 Blog Posts (6)

Why is George Clooney betting on South Sudan for his coffee?

By Peter Guest

Source: CNN

George Clooney could be right: the future of big coffee is small farmers. The film star and face of Nespresso has been promoting the nascent coffee industry in South Sudan, where he has long been involved as a political activist.

The company has been working with the…


Added by Progreso Network on October 28, 2015 at 10:50am — No Comments

Building profits from black gold: the success of the Oromia Coffee Farmers’ Cooperative Union


Source; CTA

Coffee is the heart and soul of the Ethiopian economy. Around one-fifth of the country’s population is dependent on coffee production and related activities such as processing, transporting and trading. The main cultivators of coffee in Ethiopia are 3.8 million smallholder farmers.…


Added by Progreso Network on October 26, 2015 at 10:23am — No Comments

Coffee consumption in Africa still low, opportunities for growth

By: Justin Probyn

Source: How we made it in Africa website

Although sub-Saharan Africa produces some of the world’s finest coffee beans, Africans still consume very little of the beverage, with the bulk of coffee beans being grown as a cash crop for export.

However, a recent briefing note by…


Added by Progreso Network on October 21, 2015 at 8:27am — No Comments

Kenya sees lower coffee output in 2015

By News Ghana

Source; News  Ghana

“The production from every coffee tree tends to alternate every two years,” Melli said during the Africa Coffee Outlook Conference.

The two-day event brought over 100 delegates from Africa’s coffee producing countries to examine the challenges facing the…


Added by Progreso Network on October 12, 2015 at 11:08am — No Comments

Brazilian farmers wake up to their own specialist coffee

By Daniel Gallas

Source: BBC NEWS

As soon as the sun rises in the Caparao Mountains in southeast Brazil, Tarcisio Lacerda takes me on a tour of his property.

We drive up the hills in his pickup truck to see farmers harvest the coffee beans in the vast valley around…


Added by Progreso Network on October 5, 2015 at 11:16am — No Comments

Perspectives on PRM: “Risk Management is Everyone’s Business”

By Kraig Kraft -

A few days ago, I wrote about the need for producers to manage their exposure to price. Let’s start with a…


Added by Patrick on October 5, 2015 at 8:23am — No Comments

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