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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3rd February 2020ACCORD

Coffee farming: the next area ripe for an analytics revolution

Collecting and analysing large amounts of data is revolutionising almost every industry. The surge in accessibility to data means that we have a much greater analytical capacity for almost any process, device, or phenomenon that can be measured. Manufacturers are capturing data about each and every step in their production in order to maximise its… (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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16th January 2020ACCORD

Can smallholders still compete in a bigger world market?

What Saudi Arabia is to oil, Brazil is to coffee. This agricultural powerhouse produces about a third of the world’s coffee beans. It is hard to understate the impact that the Brazilian crop has each year on global supply and prices. One of the reasons Brazil is so influential is that its coffee farms are… (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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