Source: UNDP Fiji multi-Country Office
Coffee is one of the main sources of livelihood for the people of Tanna Island. Home to one of the Pacific’s few active volcanoes, Yasur, its rich soils, abundant sunshine and rainfall, makes Tanna one of the best places in the Pacific to grow coffee. But the…Continue
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Source: Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy
Oscar Omar Alonzo Aguilar farms coffee on a plot of land alongside his brother in Honduras. Oscar’s field is on the left; his brother’s field is on the right. Why is Oscar’s coffee thriving while his brother’s crop struggles?
The brothers are…Continue
Source: NTV Kenya
Coffee was first planted in Kenya at Bura in Taita Hills in 1893, grown by the white settlers. Today, at least 40,000 hectares of land is under coffee, most of which is in the hands of small scale farmers.
But over the years, farmers have…
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By Curt Reintsma
Source;Feed The future
If so, you’re like a lot of us. Yet most of us rarely consider what it takes to get those coffee beans into our cup, and how many lives they touched along the way.
Coffee is more than a popular drink for…Continue
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By The Specialty Coffee Chronicles
Source: The Specialty Coffee Chronicles
Deciding which variety of coffee to plant is perhaps the most important decision a farmer will make about his or her farm. It represents an investment of at least 10-15 years, often longer. The stakes are high. Will the variety be…Continue
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There are many international corporations which deal in microfinance and are operating in African countries like Tanzania and Dar Es Salaam. Such international corporations offer micro-loans to the needy people of Tanzania and Dar Es Salaam through mobile banking. Customers can easily avail these micro-loans sitting anywhere and anytime following few simple instructions. These corporations are…Continue
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