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November 2015 Blog Posts (6)

Reviving the coffee industry on Tanna Island

By UNDP

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…

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Added by Progreso Network on November 30, 2015 at 6:48am — No Comments

Agroecology, the expertise coffee needs

Source: Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy

By:IATP

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…

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Added by Progreso Network on November 24, 2015 at 8:28am — 1 Comment

Zeynab Wandati spills the beans on the bitter brew that is Kenyan Coffee

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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Added by Patrick on November 17, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Wake Up to Coffee’s Impact on Rural Livelihoods

By Curt Reintsma

Source;Feed The future

Can’t function without your morning cup o’ joe? 

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…

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

The Importance of Research and Investing in the Future

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…

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Added by Progreso Network on November 9, 2015 at 11:57am — No Comments

What is International Fund Transfer via M-pesa Mobile Banking Services

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…

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Added by James Walker on November 5, 2015 at 6:03am — No Comments

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