By IRENE MUGO
Source: Daily Nation Kenya
Coffee cherries being poured into a collector for pulping at Ndaroini factory in Nyeri County on August 15, 2017. Farmers have complained of delayed payment. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI | NATION MEDIA…Continue
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By Janice Nadworny
Source: SCA News
When Food 4 Farmers started working with coffee farming communities in 2011, the reason was clear: coffee income alone was simply not enough…Continue
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By Zephania Ubwani.
Source: The Citizen Newspaper.
Arusha — Coffee production in Tanzania could more than double in four years' time if an action programme to increase the competitiveness of smallholder farmers is successfully implemented.
The ten-year programme launched in 2011/2012 aims to increase coffee production and quality from 50,000 tonnes a year by then to 150,000 tonnes in 2020/2021.…Continue
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By Lydiah Nyawira.
Source: The Standard Media.
Dancun Kamau, at his Batian coffee firm in Embu. Batian coffee farming is sponsored by Nestle Kenya and is known to be high yielding and disease resistant.Nestle, aims at creating value across the coffee supply…Continue
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By Innocent Anguyo and Isis Almeida | Bloomberg NewsContinue
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Source: Ecofriendly Coffee Organization…Continue
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USDA has posted its annual reviews of coffee production in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. The Kenyan report notes that record and near-record prices ‘have increased interest in producing and exporting high-quality Kenyan coffee’, with investments being made in improved varieties and production practices. USDA projects exports of 725,000 60-kg bags in marketing year (MY) 2012 and 800,000 in MY 2013. This will still be below the 900,000 60-kg bags achieved in…Continue
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Source: Perfect Daily Grind.
Did you know that women make up 75% of Africa’s coffee farming workforce?
Africa produces a vast variety of uniquely delicious coffees. From the shores of Lake Kivu, Rwanda to Kenya and the foothills of Ethiopia, you can find some of the world’s best…Continue
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By Hugh Bowring
Businesses no longer need to be convinced that the world is…Continue
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Source: Coffee Agronomy Farmers' Manual by the Fair Trade Organization of Kenya (FTOK).
coffee seedlings in a nursery. Credit: FTOK
It is important to select the seedling variety before planting since different regions have different…Continue
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Source: Perfect Daily Grind
Kenya’s booth at the SCA Global Coffee Expo 2017. Credit: Daniel Molinares
All eyes turned to Kenya at SCA Global Coffee Expo, as the country was named the 2017 Portrait Country. And there’s no doubt that this country…Continue
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Source: The Citizen Newspaper
KCBL Offices in Moshi town. CREDIT: The Citizen Newspaper
Kilimanjaro Cooperative Bank Limited (KCBL) has managed to give cash loans worth Sh. 28 billion to coffee farmers since it introduced a warehouse receipt system in 2002.
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Source: Global Coffee Report Magazine
Photo Courtesy of Global Coffee Report Magazine
A trial in Tanzania of the effectiveness of a highly porous charcoal made from organic waste has demonstrated its potential to significantly improve coffee yields while reducing input…Continue
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Source: The International Coffee Organization (ICO)
The coffee market was volatile with Arabica prices tumbling and subsequently recovering to previous levels while Robusta closed higher. Exports in June remained strong at 10.9 million bags, 8.8% higher than last year, leading to large inventories in importing countries. Hence, the coffee market is well supplied going into the critical month of July when frosts remain possible in Brazil.…Continue
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Source: The Cairns Post
Jaques Coffee Plantation co-manager Robert Jaques lies inside the coffee harvester. CREDIT: The Cairns Post.…Continue
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By James Ayre.
Source: Red, Green & Blue Org.
The birthplace of coffee, Ethiopia, is likely to lose up to half of its total coffee-growing area by the end of the century as a result of anthropogenic climate change and its effects, according to a new study.
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By RACHEL KIBUI
Source: Daily Nation, Kenya.Continue
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By Zephania Ubwani.
Source: The Citizen Newspaper.
Moshi — The Tanzania Coffee Research Institute (TaCRI) has embarked on a training programme for farmers on modern crop husbandry in order to enable coffee to regain its lost glory.
Under the programme, several farmers in Kilimanjaro Region have been assisted in forming groups under which they are exposed to techniques to produce high yielding and…Continue
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By Lominda Afedraru
Coffee is a major agricultural commodity in Africa, including Uganda. It is where most people derive their livelihood because it is mainly grown for commercial benefits.
The main type of coffee produced in Uganda is Robusta and it grows well in low altitude areas of central, eastern, western and southern Uganda up to 1,200 metres.
In Uganda, farmers are…Continue
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Source: Uganda Coffee Federation
Uganda is one of the world’s major Robusta producers. Some Arabica is also grown in…
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