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International Coffee Partners: Covid-19 reveals importance to support growers beyond coffee

HAMBURG, Germany — International Coffee Partners (ICP) urges to be prepared for post-COVID-19 support for smallholder coffee farming families. Giuseppe Lavazza, Vice-Chairman of Lavazza...

Satellite Technology Program launches to support Ghana’s cocoa farmers

ACCRA, Ghana — SAT4Farming, an initiative to reach thousands of small-scale cocoa producers with information and services to improve their productivity and sustainability, was...

Improving smallholder coffee productivity in Uganda one step at a time

The Government of Uganda hopes to more than triple its annual coffee exports from the current 4 million 60 kg bags to 20 million...

100,000 smallholders registered to Olam’s ‘one-stop tech platform’

LONDON, UK – Recent enhancements to the Olam Farmer Information System (OFIS) mean that 100,000 smallholder farmers now benefit from access to detailed information about their farms and many of their international customers now have unparalleled visibility into the production of emerging market crops like cashew and coffee.

Nespresso and Blue Marble launch crop insurance for Colombian growers

NEW YORK, U.S. – Nestlé Nespresso SA and Blue Marble Microinsurance, a consortium of eight companies with the aim of providing socially impactful, commercially viable insurance protection to the underserved, today announced their partnership. Nespresso and Blue Marble are collaborating on ...

Uganda needs a caffeine fix: insights from Vietnam’s coffee miracle

LONDON, UK – Until recently Vietnam and Uganda shared a similar trajectory in the development of their coffee sectors. Today, Vietnam has emerged as the second largest coffee producer in the world. In Uganda, poor agricultural inputs and a failing institutional environment have resulted in low yields and slower development of the sector.

Third Coffee Quality Competition celebrating high quality coffee in Brazil

There is a huge divide between smallholder farming families and their business partners at the end of the value chain. This distance causes challenges, especially...

Olam International acquires East African coffee specialist Schluter

SINGAPORE – Olam International Limited (“Olam’’), a leading agribusiness operating across the value chain in 70 countries announced today that it has acquired 100.0% interest in East African coffee specialist...

Olam expands on lessons learned from 5 years of the Olam Livelihood Charter

LONDON, UK - Despite extensive progress being made under its Livelihood Charter, global agri-business Olam predicts that smallholder productivity across Africa, Asia and South...

Usaid joins Nespresso and TechnoServe to support South Sudan

WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. - The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced on Thursday it will invest $3.18 million to strengthen efforts to rebuild...

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