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A new initiative is attempting to raise $10,000 via crowdfunding to help 10 small-scale coffee farmers in Chiapas, Mexico. Read more

Coffee Report

The Yield Uganda Investment Fund recently put its money behind coffee. Read more

Coffee Report

Starbucks has pledged $20 million in temporary relief for Central American coffee growers placed in financial jeopardy by depressed coffee prices. Read more

News

Nespresso is committing to Zimbabwe’s coffee industry with a long-term investment to boost the rural economy. Read more

Coffee Report

Reports on India’s small tea growers increasingly share one single word; “demand.” In the face of climate change, they are demanding that government tax and subsidy policy become farm-centric instead of favoring large estate growers. Read more

Tea Report

Smallholder Innovation in the Nilgiri Hills Read more

Features

Four million of Kenya’s population depend on tea for their living. One of the biggest threats they face is from crop losses. Read more

Tea Report

Annah Bisieri, a tea farmer in Kenya’s western Kisii county, had contracted with the Kenya Tea Development Agency for more than 30 years until 2010 when she opted for alternatives ways to market her tea. Read more

Features

Five years ago Kenya might have wilted under the intense scrutiny of the global specialty coffee community. But Kenya shined during this year’s trek to Seattle as the Global Specialty Coffee Expo’s 2017 portrait country. Read more

Features

The Kenya Tea Development Agency launches an initiative to train smallholder farmers in soil management, use of fertilizers, business skills, financial management, and farm management, in order to help improve tea yields. Read more

Tea Report

Katherine Löfberg is the new chair of International Coffee Partners, a non-profit founded in 2001 to make smallholder coffee farming more competitive and to improve livelihoods for coffee farmers all over the world. Read more

News

Opportunities for smallholders growing tea are changing for the better in Africa and around the world. Read more

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Gender Equity

Photo Courtesy of Coffee Quality Institute

Three major papers from non-governmental organizations published in less than a month attest to the fact that gender equality, including women’s empowerment, continue as topics of great interest—in the world as a whole and in the coffee sector. Read more

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