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25th February 2020ACCORD

Agronomists: equipping the cornerstones of Kenyan coffee production

Coffee exports are hugely important for the Kenyan economy. It is estimated that there are over 700,000 smallholder coffee farmers in the country, as well as around 3,000 large estate farms. Kenya is renowned for high quality Arabica coffee, and despite producing less coffee per year than its peak in the 1990s, it maintains its… (continued)

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17th February 2020ACCORD

Keeping Kenyan coffee competitive: how farmers can grow more ‘best in world’ Arabica

Africa once dominated the global coffee market. At the height of their production, African countries made up four of the top 10 coffee-producing countries in the world. However, exports from the continent have shrunk in recent years. African coffee-producing countries have struggled to keep up with strong competition from coffee powerhouses like Brazil and Vietnam,… (continued)

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16th January 2020Press

Earth-i Copper Smelting Index December 2019 Update

Copper smelting index increase during December to 88.9 (+0.3 from November) 14 January 2020 – The SAVANT Global Copper Smelting Index, a unique index launched in October 2019 by Earth-i and Marex Spectron, showed a small increase in global copper smelting activity from the previous month. The index was particularly strong in the first half… (continued)

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11th December 2019Blog

18M tonnes of reasons to monitor copper!

Copper has been one of our most important metals since humans first discovered how to extract it from rocks some 7,000 years ago. The soft metal was used to make arrow tips and decorative objects, but when it was mixed with arsenic and then tin a strong new alloy was formed – and we moved… (continued)

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22nd October 2019Press

SAVANT Portal Goes Live

SAVANT, Earth-i’s geospatial intelligence service for the metals markets, took a big step forward on 21st October with the formal launch of its Global Copper Smelter Index. Using geospatial data acquired from Earth Observation satellites, the Index monitors the activity status of up to 90% of the world’s copper smelters, providing accurate and timely insights… (continued)

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