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KENYA’S COFFEE FARMERS GET SUBSIDISED FERTILISER

KENYA’S COFFEE FARMERS GET SUBSIDISED FERTILISER

As fertiliser is becoming more expensive to procure due to various factors, including the Russian-Ukrainian war and logistics bottlenecks, the New Kenya Planters Cooperative Union (KPCU) has decided to distribute subsidised fertiliser to coffee farmers.…

RESEARCH SHOWS BRAZIL’S COFFEE FARMS CAN GO CARBON NEGATIVE

RESEARCH SHOWS BRAZIL’S COFFEE FARMS CAN GO CARBON NEGATIVE

The goal of the partner project between the Brazilian Coffee Exporters Council (Cecafé), the Institute of Forest and Agricultural Management & Certification, and the University of São Paulo, was to measure the average amount of…

FAIRTRADE UNVEILS INDONESIA COFFEE LIVING INCOME REFERENCE

FAIRTRADE UNVEILS INDONESIA COFFEE LIVING INCOME REFERENCE

“Fairtrade International has introduced a new Living Income Reference Price for coffee, sourced in Indonesia’s Aceh region as part of its ongoing global effort to protect farmers from market volatility and empower them in achieving…

KENYA MP’S ACCUSE GOV. OF CORRUPTION TO DIVERT FERTILISER SUBSIDY

KENYA MP’S ACCUSE GOV. OF CORRUPTION TO DIVERT FERTILISER SUBSIDY

Kenya’s current lack of rainfall is causing some concern among coffee farmers, but that is something out of their control. However, the skyrocketing costs of fertiliser were supposed to be eased by generous subsidies announced…

HAWAII DEVELOPING ACTION PLAN TO DEAL WITH COFFEE LEAF RUST

HAWAII DEVELOPING ACTION PLAN TO DEAL WITH COFFEE LEAF RUST

Farmers from the beautiful islands of Hawaii, responsible for producing the famous Kona coffee, were shocked in 2020 to discover Coffee Leaf Rust on some islands. Since then, despite efforts to control it, the disease…

FERTILISER COSTS SET TO INCREASE OVER WAR IN UKRAINE

FERTILISER COSTS SET TO INCREASE OVER WAR IN UKRAINE

The Ukraine war has led to restrictions on exports of fertiliser which is set to drive up costs for both Cocoa and Coffee farmers. Given the Russian invasion, Ukraine, a major producer of agricultural products,…

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