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Cocoa Interrupted: The Role of Social Enterprise in Cocoa Sustainability

Posted By Katherine Chen, Aspen Institute, Friday, June 7, 2019

Cocoa Interrupted: The Role of Social Enterprise in Cocoa Sustainability
by Acumen

This report details how social enterprises can play a role in creatively and sustainably addressing the varied needs of cocoa growing communities in West Africa. It presents four social enterprise case studies and an opportunity for the cocoa industry to bring new ideas and solutions to the challenges facing cocoa farmers and their communities through collaboration with social enterprises.

Read full report here.

Tags:  cocoa  smallholder farmers  social enterprise  sustainability  sustainable ag  west africa 

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Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide

Posted By Administration, Friday, February 15, 2019

Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide
by Transparent Trade Coffe (Emory University)

As volatile commodity prices continue to hover at historically low levels, industry leaders at various points along the supply chain are talking about the need to buffer the women and men who grow specialty coffees from price references that come from commodity markets.

This project relies on a progressive group of data donors – exporters, importers, roasters, and other support organizations – who provide detailed contract data covering specialty coffee transactions from recent harvests.  Researchers at Emory University use this anonymized information to create tables that describe the distributions of recent prices for green (unroasted) specialty coffees.

Tags:  2019  Emory University  Sustainable Ag  Transparent Trade Coffee 

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AFA Case Study: Digital Pathways for Youth in Agriculture

Posted By Administration, Friday, February 15, 2019

Digital Pathways for Youth in Agriculture
by Mercy Corps  AgriFin Accelerate

What do we know about young African farmers today? What support do they need to drive change and growth in African agriculture? AFA interviewed 23 young farmers across 10 villages in two Kenyan counties to more fully understand their financial and agricultural portfolios, needs, and outlooks. What they found were key variations in capacities and aspirations across sub-segments of young farmers – suggesting a need to customize supports and services to fit different youth persona profiles.

Tags:  2019  AFApublication  Africa  Agriculture  Mercy Corps  Sustainable Ag  Youth 

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