ACCORD

1st May 2019ACCORD

How East Africa’s coffee farmers can outsmart pests and diseases

More than 120 million people in the world rely on activities relating to coffee production, including 25 million smallholder farmers and workers. For East African farmers who grow coffee on a small scale, the success of a single harvest can have a profound impact on income and the livelihoods of their families. A strong harvest… (continued)

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1st May 2019ACCORD

What’s climate change got to do with your flat white?

Although grabbing a morning latte is a day-to-day choice for most, there is a long-term challenge that is affecting its future availability. As global temperatures rise and local rainfalls become more unpredictable, good coffee will become increasingly challenging to grow which could make your daily coffee more expensive to buy. Although the issue is so… (continued)

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17th April 2019ACCORD

The impact of the connoisseur on coffee farming

Speciality coffee, as well as coffee in general, is increasingly in demand. In the USA alone, speciality coffee sales are increasing by 20% per year and account for nearly 8% of the $18 billion coffee market as consumers realise that they could be waking up to even better coffee every morning. This is good news,… (continued)

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15th April 2019ACCORD

Training Kenyan agronomists to deliver ACCORD in the field

By Jonathan Sumner, Business Development Director Today we reached another important milestone in the roll-out of the ACCORD programme. Training of the field agronomists at our programme partners – Coffee Management Services (CMS), began in Nairobi. Led by David Mills and Graham Mills of ACCORD technology partner WeatherSafe, the training will equip the agronomists (and their… (continued)

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