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November 2013 Blog Posts (6)

‘Smart’ weather data boost farmers’ fortunes

by SciDev.Net's Sub-Saharan Africa desk.  

[KIGALI]  As technological innovations continue to multiply at a breath taking pace, …

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Added by Susan Ndila on November 29, 2013 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Tanzania - Mbeya farmers get over 100 bicycles

Written by MERALI CHAWE in Mbeya,Tanzania

Over 100 bicycles worth Tsh. 16.5m/- have been distributed to coffee farmers, coordinators of coffee and climate change and promoters of conservation farming in four district of Mbeya region to help perform their duties efficiently.

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung Africa Ltd, Field Operation Manager Webster Miyanda said the aim of distributing…

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Added by Progreso Network on November 22, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

What does the leaf rust attack mean for African Coffee farmers?

By Emma Bladyka, SCAA Coffee Science Manager

It is clear that many Central American countries are experiencing a devastating outbreak of coffee leaf rust, which is affecting current yields and will likely affect subsequent harvests. The SCAA is committed to utilizing association resources to address this problem with a variety of actions. Part of that commitment is helping those of us in consuming countries understand what is going on in some of our most important specialty…

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Added by Sophie Mukua on November 22, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

Coffee

HEALTH - Moderate coffee consumption may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes by 25 percent

Regular, moderate coffee consumption may decrease an individual's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to research highlighted in a report published by the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC).…

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Added by Mathias Nabutele on November 18, 2013 at 5:01pm — No Comments

COLOMBIA – Coffee production exceeded 10.3 million bags in the past 12 months.

BOGOTA – As a result of the plant renovation program that seeks to increase productivity and plant health in coffee, coffee production in Colombia, the leading producer of mild washed Arabica coffee, exceeded 10.3 million bags of 60 kilos over the past twelve months.

This rise in coffee production coincides with the increase in total exports, which also have been increasing. So much so, that in the last twelve months foreign sales grew 26 percent…

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Added by Progreso Network on November 11, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

A whiff of Ugandan coffee

By Julius Businge.  

On Oct. 24, the State Minister for Karamoja Barbara Nekesa, told a news conference at the Media Centre in Kampala that Cabinet had approved the national coffee policy aimed at boosting the coffee sub-sector.

She said coffee remains the…

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Added by Susan Ndila on November 11, 2013 at 10:23am — No Comments

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