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November 2012 Blog Posts (6)

Is our daily cup of coffee under threat?

Published by Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew

A study conducted by scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in collaboration with scientists in Ethiopia, reports that climate change alone could lead to the extinction of wild Arabica coffee (Coffea arabica) well before the end of this century. Wild Arabica is considered important for the sustainability of the coffee industry due to its considerable genetic diversity.

For the entire article,…


Added by Progreso Network on November 27, 2012 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Forgotten History of Pure Ceylon (Sri Lanka) Coffee, and little bit more.

Sri Lanka island country in South Asia know most  its as world famous tourist destination or for its  Tea  and Cinnamon not for coffee.


This is the forgotten History of Sri Lanka coffee.

No one knows wen coffee first cam to Sri Lanka. It was most likely introduced by Arabs. History say in old day coffee leaves  was used to flavored curries berries were ignored.

Dutch in 16th century are the 1st to  attempted to cultivate Coffee. Dutch were mo…


Added by Aravinda Rathnayake on November 23, 2012 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Extraordinary people behind extraordinary coffees

“There are no specialty coffees, only extraordinary people who produce excellent coffees.”

- Marino Yanapa, CECOVASA

Raul Mamani, winner of 2012′s Peruvian national coffee…


Added by Progreso Network on November 15, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments

Producers enhance their bargaining power

Written by Veronique Verlinden, Fair Trade Africa

Ethiopia, cradle of mankind and birthplace of coffee, was this year host…


Added by Progreso Network on November 15, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

African farmers must do more to beat climate change

By Alister Doyle, Reuters

African farmers are finding new ways to cope with droughts, erosion and other ravages of climate change but need to develop even more techniques to thrive in an increasingly uncertain environment.

Smallholders have started to plant more drought-resistant and…


Added by Progreso Network on November 13, 2012 at 3:24pm — No Comments


Its certification week in Kyagalanyi , we shall be undergoing external inspections for both Utz and Rainforest, under IMO,Its pretty hard working with Group certification especially interpretation of standards but lets hop e all things will go well, am happy to have joined the network.

Added by MALEH UMAR on November 12, 2012 at 8:49am — 1 Comment

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