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Great potential from ProClimate Challenge Winners

It has been a difficult task to choose between all the entries received, but after careful consideration by our judging panel, we can finally announce the winners for the ProClimate Challenge! The jury members evaluated the submissions based on its impact on climate change adaption and mitigation, the level of business-like approach, its replicability and scalability, the use of an integrated value chain approach, and the level of improvement of farmer’s livelihood conditions.
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 It has been a difficult task to choose between all the entries received, but after careful consideration by our judging panel, we can finally announce the winners for the ProClimate Challenge!


 The jury members evaluated the submissions based on its impact on climate change adaption and mitigation, the level of business-like approach, its replicability and scalability, the use of an integrated value chain approach, and the level of improvement of farmer’s livelihood conditions.



The winners effectively met this criteria and stood out with outside the box ideas that were well thought through and feasible!

Thanks to our partners:
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Cacao
From the entries in the cocoa sector, the winner, APACOA (a Peruvian organisation) was also very closely followed by the runner up. Their project consists of better use of bio-fertilizers and treatment of solid organic residues in the cocoa farms. The best practices to reduce Co2 emissions through such methods were seen to have significant potential by the jury.

 
Coffee
The winner from the coffee sector entries is the producer organisation Cepicafe from Piura in Peru, together with local NGO Progreso (not associated with Progreso Program/Network). The jury appreciated their project on reforesting the highlands of the region through a carbon capture project (reforestation) in order to generate income for farmers at higher altitudesand improve water availability for the coffee zone.
 
Cotton
In the category of organisations working in the cotton sector, the Chetna Organic Farmers Association from India is the winner.  Their project consists of dealing with erratic weather patterns due to climate change. They work out best practices in the diversification of seeds to promote self reliance, cropping systems and comprehensive management of natural resources based on the principles of watershed management.  The jury was particularly impressed by the good value chain involvement.

Tea
In the tea sector, Kangaita Tea Farm from Kenya received most points from the jury making it the winner from this category due to their multifaceted approach to implementation of the project. . In the implementation, Kangaita focuses on crop diversification to mitigate tea monoculture, energy use efficiency to mitigate desertification, and soil and water conservation with emphasis on river banks/wetlands protection and reforestation.


We would like to thank all of you who have participated and congratulate the winners
with their USD 2.500 prize.

We are preparing the official award ceremonies.
We will keep all of you updated!

 

For more information please contact us: info@progresonetwork.org

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Comment by Maarten Van Leeuwen on October 20, 2011 at 9:12am
Congrats to all winners! More information on Chetna Organic can be found here.

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