coffee growing News

  • OFC17: A Blueprint for a Sustainable Coffee Supply

    In the UK alone, we drink 70 million cups of coffee a day. Yet growers of the essential raw material – the coffee bean – still rank among the poorest people in the world. In fact, half of the world’s highly indebted poor countries (known as HIPCs) are coffee producers. This paradox was brought to light at the Oxford Farming Conference this week, by ...


    By Farming First

  • Energy from coffee bean skins

    The development agency Solidaridad and electricity supplier Essent are launching a new form of biomass using coffee bean skins as raw materials. The skins are a by-product of Brazilian coffee growing and can replace fossil fuels such as coal for electricity generation in Essent's power stations. The coffee producers involved are certified to Utz Certified and/or Rainforest Alliance standards. At ...


  • Coffee Production Near Record Levels

    Although fluctuating from year to year, coffee production has been on an overall steady upward trend, writes Worldwatch Institute Senior Researcher Michael Renner. World coffee production during the 2013/14 crop year was just slightly over 9 million tons, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The vast majority of coffee production-more than 3 tons for every 4 tons grown-is exported, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Largest global coffee initiative to cope with climate variability

    With an investment of 25 million euros the Colombian coffee sector should become climate proof to ensure more than half a million coffee farmers to cope with or fight the impact of lack or excess of water in 25 Colombian river basins. The programme ‘Manos al Agua’ (‘hands on water’) generates solutions to avoid annual losses of up to 30% of crops, affecting farmers’ ...

  • Spurred by warming climate - beetles threaten coffee crops

    The highlands of southwestern Ethiopia should be ideal for growing coffee. After all, this is the region where coffee first originated hundreds of years ago. But although coffee remains Ethiopia's number one export, the nation's coffee farmers have been struggling. The Arabica coffee grown in Ethiopia and Latin America is an especially climate-sensitive crop. It requires just the right amount of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Climate change could spread major coffee pest

    Coffee production in parts of East Africa and South America could suffer as climate change drives up the numbers and distribution of a key pest, according to research. Scientists from the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) in Kenya say their study provides the first global maps of the coffee ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • USAID, green mountain coffee, and fair trade USA biodiversity initiative supports economic and social development for brazilian coffee farmers

    U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Green Mountain Coffee, and Fair Trade USA today announce a new partnership to promote biodiversity, conservation, and environmental education among Brazil's coffee growing communities, as biodiverse ecosystems form an important foundation for economic and social development. Fair Trade certification offers coffee farmers fair prices, community ...

  • Ahlstrom strengthens leadership in sustainable single-serve coffee materials market in Europe

    Ahlstrom strengthens its leading position in Europe as a supplier of fully compostable infusion materials for single-serve coffee capsules together with two best-in-class coffee houses. Ahlstrom will supply its unique solution made from polylactic acid (PLA) and vegetable parchment materials to Caffe Vergnano in Italy and Cap Mundo in France. The patented Ahlstrom GreenCapsule top lid(TM) is ...


    By Ahlstrom-Munksjö

  • Biofungicide CR-10 Keeps Winning Battles Against Coffee Rust In Guatemala And Costa Rica

    BioNovelus, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ONOV) is pleased to share the latest very successful test results of its bio-fungicide CR-10, in the fight against coffee leaf rust (Hemileia vastatrix or “roya” in Spanish) in Costa Rica and Guatemala. BioNovelus is fighting the ongoing battle against coffee rust with our eco-friendly, 100% biodegradable CR-10, in Guatemala and Costa Rica. By putting our ...


    By BioNovelus Inc.

  • Aquaculture can grow faster, raising micronutrient supply from fish

    Fish farming will likely grow more than expected in the coming decade, offering a chance for improved nutrition for millions of people, especially in Asia and Africa, according to a new report.  Increased investment in the aquaculture sector - particularly in productivity-enhancing technologies including in the areas of water use, breeding, hatchery practices and feedstuff ...

  • Jazzman’s Café and Bakery challenges customers to help end childhood hunger

    Jazzman’s Café and Bakery, the award-winning restaurant concept from Sodexo’s Retail Brand Group, is engaging in the fight to end childhood hunger and challenging its guests to do the same. Starting this week Jazzman’s is contributing a portion of the proceeds from the sale ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Munters Selected as Basis of Design for U.S. Organic Grocer

    Munters has been selected as basis of design on the new construction of stores for the leading organic grocer’s 365 market stores (of which construction began in 2016). These stores incorporate new concepts in design including coffee and wine bars, vegan restaurants and more robotic automation. With sales of organic products increasing each year, the grocer plans to grow to 470 ...


    By Munters Zeol Division

  • World Cocoa Foundation launches Cocoa livelihoods program in Cameroon

    At a ceremony held in Yaoundé, the World Cocoa Foundation launched the Cocoa Livelihoods Program (CLP) in Cameroon. The ceremony was timed to coincide with Cameroon's celebration of 50 years of independence. The program is managed by the World Cocoa Foundation and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and 15 chocolate industry companies. CLP is expected to significantly improve the ...

  • More chocolate = more happiness all around

    Equal Exchange, the nation's leading Fair Trade brand, is proud to introduce their new 3.5 oz (100g) Fair Trade chocolate bars: Organic Ecuador Dark Chocolate (65% cocoa content) and Organic Chocolate Caramel Crunch with ...

  • COP19: new public-private forest protection initiative receives $280m pledge from Norway, UK, and US

    The new "BioCarbon Fund Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes" aims to advance forest protection efforts up until 2020. The multi-million dollar initiative, designed to protect some of the world’s most valuable forest habitats, was announced at the United Nations Summit in Warsaw today. Ministers from the UK, Norway, and the US have jointly announced that they will be providing a ...


    By Climate Action

  • BioNovelus Reveals New Green Solution For Food Security at International Agricultural Fair

    With ever increasing interest internationally in organic agriculture, BioNovelus’ (PINKSHEETS: ONOV) booth at Agritrade Expo and Conference which took place March 23 and 24 in Guatemala commanded a lot of attention during the two-day fair. BioNovelus CEO and President, Jean Ekobo, who led the company’s Central American delegation, was not surprised that interest in the company’s ...


    By BioNovelus Inc.

  • Zero waste farming presentation at bioenergy markets conference

    The inaugural Bioenergy Markets West Africa conference and exhibition will bring together key players from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region with global industry experts. This event is a new edition to the Bioenergy Markets Series which is now in its 4th year and has been attended by over 6000 high calibre delegates to date.Energy is essential to development and ...


    By BioGasPower

  • More companies find value in green supply chain

    The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which publishes the carbon footprint of companies such as Coca-Cola, Ford and Phillips Electronics, is experiencing an increase in participation this year in its Supply Chain Program. An ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Pedro Torres and Horticultorres Introduces New FibreDust Products in Mexico

    In the summer of 2015, Pedro Torres Plaza founded Horticultorres S. de R.L. de C.V., a new company active in the field providing horticultural supplies and consulting to the Mexican greenhouse industry. Before the start of Horticultorres, Torres, an entrepreneur, realized early on that horticulture was his passion. After graduating from ITESM, campus Queretaro as an Agronomist, ...


    By FibreDust LLC

  • Equal exchange expands unique organic, fair trade school fundraising program with crafts

    Equal Exchange is expanding its unique organic and Fair Trade fundraising program for schools by teaming up with Ten Thousand Villages, the non-profit organization who helped pioneer the Fair Trade model over 50 years ago. Equal Exchange"s fundraising program already featured a ...

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