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Challenge Question: Do small holder coffee farmers require to borrow money in order to sustain their farming activities and if so how can they access the…Continue
Added by Progreso Network on August 26, 2015 at 10:50am — No Comments
Source: Daily Coffee News
Arabica coffees will have to be grown at higher elevations in…Continue
Added by Benjamin Kiarie Gichungu on April 28, 2015 at 9:27am — No Comments
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Lesson 2: When and how often do farmers need to prune and rejuvenate coffee trees?
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Added by Kyle Freund on July 17, 2014 at 10:10am — No Comments
On 14th June 2014 FTOK held a colorful celebration in Gakundu FCS, Embu County to mark the end of four years of collaborations between FTOK, Progreso, Gakundu FCS and Kagaari north FCS. People present during the event were; Angel Mario Martinez, coordinator of Progreso activities, Member of Parliament, Manyatta constituency, Embu County, Chairmen and board members of Progreso supported coffee co-operatives, FTOK team among other people were present during the event. …Continue
Added by Progreso Network on June 17, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Sophie Mukua on November 22, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments
Your organization needs sustainable financing to cover expenses
prior to the harvest and also to be able to export.
Still, most banks say it is too risky to provide your cooperative with such finance.
You want to avoid moneylenders that charge unreasonably high interest rates.
But you do not know what other financial institutions offer more…
Added by Progreso Network on August 29, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
We are happy to announce that the English speaking Progreso Network platform from now on will be facilitated by the Fair Trade Organization of Kenya (FTOK).
After 4 years of management in the Netherlands by Progreso Foundation, Progreso Network is ready to make an important shift, namely by letting an organization from the South take over the management of Progreso Network. We think it is important that a community for the South is also managed by an organization from the…Continue
Global warming is exacerbating political instability as tensions brought on by food insecurity rise. With research suggesting the issue can only get worse....…Continue
Added by Fredrick Suyanka on April 18, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
The results are in! As you probably have seen we had a poll asking members why they are a part of the Progreso Network community. The aim of the poll was to get your opinions on the community so that we can improve it.
There was also a reward for partaking in the survey; by filling in our questionnaire…
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Added by Jos Algra on December 24, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments
It is interesting that the Kenyan coffee producers labor so hard and settle down with a cup of tea after a long day toiling on the coffee farm. How can we turn this nation of tea drinkers into a coffee consuming society... no offense for tea lovers like myself. Maybe some may feel this is not necessary but if the country also became a consumer of her coffee this would help drive the market. A good way would be to get the youth involved. Any…
Added by Progreso Network on April 8, 2010 at 1:28pm — No Comments
A recent publication from a recognized Dutch university comparing the impact of different certification schemes on the lives of small scale coffee producers in Nicaragua has sparked a debate in The Netherlands about the benefits to producers of different certification schemes and the future of Fair Trade.
The research conducted by the Center for Development Studies of the University of Nijmegen amongst 350 coffee producers in northern Nicaragua focused on a comparison…Continue