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EU’s IACT project supports the coffee value chain in the Fiji Islands

The European Union, through its increasing agricultural commodities trade (IACT) project, has assisted Bula Coffee in the ...

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.

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.

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.

FAO Intergovernmental Group on Tea has a new officer in charge

ROME – The FAO Intergovernmental Group on Tea has a new officer in charge: Senior Economist, Jean Luc MASTAKI NAMEGABE PhD has replaced Kaison CHANG since start 2017. The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation has its headquarters in Rome Italy. In charge of monitoring the global food supply via the global agriculture ...

Report: Recommendations for the Tanzanian coffee sector development

BONN, Germany – The Coffee Partnership for Tanzania (CPT) ended in 2016, after four years of rolling out projects in Tanzania’s major coffee production zones. The experience and lessons from the CPT have been compiled into a summary report which presents the key achievements of the CPT and recommendations for future work ...

The Rainforest Alliance and UTZ merge into a new, stronger organization

AMSTERDAM and NEW YORK – The Rainforest Alliance and UTZ, two of the world's leading sustainability certification organizations, have announced their intention to merge later this year. The new organization, to be named the Rainforest Alliance, will tackle environmental and social issues around the world ...

GCP supports Alliance for Sustainable Coffee partnership launch in Perú

LIMA, Perú – On Tuesday 16 May, the Global Coffee Platform, the Cámara Peruana del Café y Cacao and the Junta Nacional del Café announced their agreement to launch a national collaboration called the Alianza para el Café Sostenible to spark further action and alignment in the sector.

European Union to help Fiji’s coffee industry after Winston Cyclone

NADROGA PROVINCE, Fiji – Yesterday, Bula Coffee co-founder, Luke Fryett, displayed the newly acquired mobile coffee processor in Nadroumai Village (Nadroga Province), which will allow Bula Coffee to expand its coffee supply base to isolated locations in Vanua Levu, thus increasing the company’s coffee supply and offering farmers new income.