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Philippines, Department of Trade presents roadmaps to stakeholders

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, The Philippines – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) recently presented to stakeholders in the province the 6-year Philippine Coffee Roadmap and the Cordillera coffee industry development plan which aim to increase income for all coffee industry players from production to processing.

Training & Equipment supports female coffee farmers in 22 countries

MILAN – Around the world, women are responsible for up to 90% of the fieldwork of producing coffee – yet on average, they only own 15% of the harvest (International Trade Forum). In an industry already marked by poverty and hunger, it’s women who often suffer the greatest inequities.

FNC launches global call for proposals to increase harvesting efficiency

MEDELLÍN, Colombia – Within the framework of its 90th anniversary, the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) launched a public and global call to identify innovative proposals that increase efficiency of selective coffee harvesting. The initiative, known as CoffeepickINN, encourages entrepreneurs, research groups and ...

WCF President speaks at ICCO Meeting on Cocoa Market Developments

BRUSSELS, Belgium – Richard Scobey (PICTURE), President of the World Cocoa Foundation, represented WCF at a Meeting of Mul...

Ethiopian Government to establish a Coffee & Tea Research Institute

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Following an order from the Office of the Prime Minister, the Ethiopian Coffee & Tea Development & Marketing Authority has finalised a first draft regulation to establish a Coffee & Tea Research Institute, which will mainly conduct research to boost coffee production.

World Coffee Producers Forum plots roadmap to face common challenges

MEDELLIN, Colombia – The first World Coffee Producers Forum, which brought together representatives of the whole coffee value chain, concluded this Wednesday with a Final Declaration that includes an Action Plan to face common challenges, among other specific measures.

Coco Loko: You can now buy chocolate powder to snort. But is it safe?

WASHINGTON, U.S. – If news reports are to be believed, health-conscious club-goers have a new drug of choice—instead of cocaine, they’re snorting chocolate. Chocolate snuff, designed in 2007 for the birthday party of two members of the Rolling Stones, has made its way through Europe’s club scene in recent years.

CCAFS projects contribute to Uganda’s ambitious 2025 coffee targets

SIRONKO, Eastern Uganda – The Government of Uganda has prioritized increasing productivity of coffee from the current four million (60-kilogram) bags per year to 20 million bags by 2025. The coffee subsector, regulated by the Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA), is expected to plant 300 million coffee seedlings per year ...

Swiss government assists Ghana to increase cocoa production, add value

ACCRA, Ghana – Ghana and Switzerland have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at increasing cocoa production and adding value to raw cocoa beans. The two countries have also agreed to increase their volume of trade in the areas of gold and cocoa from Ghana and chemicals, pharmaceuticals and other products from Switzerland.

ICO head expresses concerns about long-term world coffee supplies

MEDELLIN, Colombia – The executive director of the International Coffee Organization (ICO) José Sette said on Tuesday that he was "concerned" about global coffee supplies over the next five years because of low prices and climate change. "In many countries, prices are not considered remunerable ...