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Coffee nearly touched the ceiling of 200

Progreso Network will publish a weekly analysis about trends and prices of coffee from the consultant Jos Algra… Continue

Added by Progreso Network on September 10, 2010 at 11:31am — No Comments

Coffee prices hit 13-year high . Coffee analysis

Progreso Network will publish a weekly analysis about trends and prices of coffee from the consultant Jos… Continue

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Coffee Slides Most Since 2008 on Concern Economic Recovery is Faltering

Coffee declined the most in more than two years as a bigger-than-expected plunge in U.S. home sales stoked concern the economy may relapse…

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Uganda Reduces Coffee-Export Forecast After Drought

August 12, 2010, 10:22 AM EDT

By Fred Ojambo

Source: Businessweek.



Aug. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Uganda, Africa’s biggest coffee exporter, reduced its shipment forecast for the third time in the 2009-10 season after a drought cut…

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Micro-Insurance: Helping farmers deal with disaster

The following is an article from the Leisa magazine, Volume 26 No 2, published in June 9 2010.

by: Thomas Loster




"Farmers need more than loans to sustain their business.Micro

insurance can help farmers avoid falling into poverty
traps because of disasters.…

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Making the most of agricultural investment: A survey of business models that provide opportunities for smallholders

By: Vermeulen, S. and Cotula, L., 2010, MAKING THE MOST OF

AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT: A SURVEY OF BUSINESS MODELS THAT PROVIDE

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SMALLHOLDERS, IIED/FAO/IFAD/SDC, London/Rome/Bern.

ISBN: 978-1-84369-774-9

Copyright: FAO, 2010






....."this report examines a range of business , models that can be used to structure agricultural investments in… Continue

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Sourcing Local Capital: Local resources: Great

The following is an article from the Leisa magazine, Volume 26 No 2, published in June 9 2010.

Text by Alfred Lawko



'"The rural poor have no easy access to loans and grants from commercial banks or financial structures, because they lack collateral and modern business plans. But there is a lot of capital in rural areas that could be used to invest in farming. This is a case study of micro finance from Uganda."…



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Thinking beyond credit

The following is an article from the Leisa magazine, Volume 26 No 2, published in June 9 2010.

Text and photos by: Jan Douwe van der Ploeg.

Professor of rural sociology at Wageningen University, the Netherlands



"Credit is often seen as an indispensable vehicle for the poor to get out of poverty, or as the tool that allows…
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Money for farming: Everybody benefits from financial products for small-scale farmers

The following is an article from the Leisa magazine, Volume 26 No 2, published in June 9 2010.

by: Petra Rooijakkers



Money for farming not only means access to credit, but also access to other financial products and services. Small-scale farmers can also benefit from being able to insure themselves against risk and being able to save. When it comes to money, there is a gap between what small-scale farmers need and what they have access to. But this…
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Added by Progreso Network on August 4, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Contract Farming Checklist : A tool on reflection of critical issues in contract farming arrangements in developing countries

The document is a useful tool from the point of view of the investor developed by the University Wageningen, ICCO and EVD.



For a quick brief of what the document contains : "Investors that plan to work with contract farming in developing countries face opportunities and risks. Investment proposals are frequently based on optimistic assumptions without thoroughly analyzing the probabilities that things may go out of hand. In this checklist we list…
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Added by Progreso Network on August 3, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Coffee Market Update Report by Richard Hide (Twin Trading)

Note on this report: Richard Hide is producing it as part of the Twin African Market Representative Agency/JMI initiative. While the markets are so volatile this Blog will be updated a couple of times a week.



Wednesday, 21 July 2010



The markets closed sharply down last… Continue

Added by Progreso Network on July 26, 2010 at 9:49am — No Comments

The Coffee Guide : Contracts

The ITC (International Trade Center) has available THE COFFEE GUIDE. This is written for use by growers, processors, traders, exporters, coffee associations and people engaged in transport, finance, quality control, certification and other related sectors in coffee… Continue

Added by Progreso Network on July 6, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

EXPORT COACHING PROGRAM NATURAL INGREDIENTS: Food, Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics

Objective: The aim of this Export Coaching Program (ECP) is to assist producers and exporters of natural ingredients in developing countries in entering the European market and establishing sustainable trade relationships with European buyers. This program is conducted by the Center for the Promotion of Imports from…
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Added by Progreso Network on July 6, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Coffee: World Markets and Trade

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Added by Progreso Network on June 24, 2010 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Business management assistance from European corporate professionals





SharePeople offers business management assistance and technical assistance to producer associations, unions, cooperatives and business development service providers in Peru, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, India and the Philippines.



SharePeople connects you with (a) European corporate professional(s) who will work on your location for a period of 2 to 6 weeks on your… Continue

Added by Progreso Network on June 18, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Sustainable Coffee Certifications: A Comparison Matrix

Created by the SCAA Sustainability Committee (2009)

By: Adam Kline…

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Added by Sandra on June 15, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

FAST Financial Fair

FAST FINANCIAL FAIR:

Bringing Quality Finance to Sustainable Producers




Montreal, May 19th 2010





Following up on the success of the Sustainable Finance Forum event organized alongside Ramacafe 2009, in Managua, Nicaragua,… Continue

Added by Progreso Network on May 19, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The TwinCafé Bulletin



New York Arabica prices hit a 2 month low (130.20 basis second position) as well as, one day later, a two week high (134.70). This just goes to show how calm the market is at the moment. The last two weeks’ moves were dominated by technical moves in prices. There was little physical news out to move the market.



From a physical point of view you may imagine that the way forward is down. Good crops expected from the top four producers:… Continue

Added by Progreso Network on May 14, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Organic Business Guide



The Organic Business Guide By Bo van Elzakker (Agro Eco Louis Bolk Institute, The Netherlands, www.louisbolk.org)

and Frank Eyhorn (Helvetas Organic & Fair Trade Competence Centre, Switzerland,www.organicandfair.org)

©IFOAM and collaborating organisations (Helvetas, Agro Eco Louis…
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