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December 2011 Blog Posts (9)

ndumberi Coffee Submision format

Please find our submisionNdumberiCoffee_submission_format.doc

Added by George I Kiarie on December 30, 2011 at 1:35pm — 1 Comment

Climate change, Durban, and us. Does it matter?

The conference on the Kyoto Protocol and perhaps the future of large scale action on climate change has now come to end in Durban after world leaders discussed in marathon length and finally came to an agreement. Now what? There are varying perspectives on whether this is important or not, and what effect it will have. Here are some perspectives.Let us know what you think!

“Durban, in summary, politics won't solve the issues, so if we want results, individuals and perhaps…


Added by Progreso Network on December 28, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Prize Awarding Ceremony: ProClimate Challenge

"Proclimate Challenge: The Best Practices in Smallholder Climate Adaptation and Mitigation"


Prize Awarding Ceremony


Kaphri Village, Asifabad:

Date: 20th December 2011,


 “ProClimate Challenge” award ceremony was organised at Kaphri village to give the award to Chetna Organic Farmers Association on behalf of Progreso Network, an organisation based out of The…


Added by NEELKANT PANDHARE on December 23, 2011 at 8:40am — No Comments

Coffee in this festive season is very welcome

People celebrate a variety of holidays throughout the year for many different reasons: secular, religious, international, personal, or uniquely cultural. Some days have special meanings to some people such as birthdays, wedding anniversaries, graduation day, or because they are the occasion to participate in a large parade and partying. People drink coffee primarily because of the aroma, the taste and the sensory experience. Coffee is a beverage you can keep on drinking throughout the day…


Added by Julie Ndwiga on December 20, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Preconditions for sustainability standards - Needs your feedback

There is a rapid increase in market shares of agricultural products produced in compliance with voluntary standard systems. Yet many producer organizations and agribusinesses lack access to generic management skills, and find it increasingly difficult to comply with standard requirements. Different sustainability initiatives have agreed to collaborate on capacity building in order to facilitate producer access. Proposed is to initiate a shared online Resource Center to…


Added by Progreso Network on December 20, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Zambia's E-Transport system- Interesting for you? Or won't work?

What do you think of Zambia's new e-transport system? The system gives farmers a way to let transporters know when what crops will be available. The system aims at reducing the amount of crops going to waste.

Is this something that could be useful in Kenya, in Uganda, in India, and so on? Or do you think it won't work?

Full details here from…


Added by Progreso Network on December 20, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Kangaita Tea Farm Awarded Prize at Ceremony- some eye-opening ideas shared!

The Proclimate challenge award presentation went on quite well and it was a really exciting and interesting occasion.

A total of 69 people attended the function which was graced by the area representative board member to the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA).

The first two hours of the function were spent on learning through a Field School Model where various activities on climate change mitigation and adaptation were showcased. The following areas were really interesting and…


Added by Progreso Network on December 7, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Coffee potential to improve lives

Kenyan coffee farmers were told last week that coffee is a crop that can be their ticket out of poverty. A district commissioner told them if they took coffee farming seriously the money being paid for coffee now would bring good incomes.

The farmers, who attended a one-day agricultural fair last week, received instruction in improving their farming practices. They were told that the crop needed proper management but not a lot of land. Even small plots could bring income in. The…


Added by Julie Ndwiga on December 5, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

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