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Our team present at 'Chocoa Festival, 2017' in Amsterdam

22/02/2017 4:00pm

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For the first time, our team travelled to Amsterdam to be part of this year's Chocoa Festival from 22nd to 26th February to share our current projects in Uganda and Sierra Leone. In this picture, our Head of Programmes, Cristina Ruiz is presenting some of the different samples from these origins including an exceptional chocolate made with Sierra Leonean beans from our project in Gola Forest in Ke...

Twin's work on Climate Resilience outlined in Daily Coffee News article

16/02/2017 12:00am

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  Daily Coffee News has dedicated an article to Twin's leading work on Climate Change by improving resilience for coffee farmers and deepening value chain partnerships. To achieve this, Twin's current projects focus on several examples of resilience such as information sharing, women’s empowerment, engaging young farmers, and group saving initiatives.  To read this article, please visit Daily Coff...

Consultation at different levels with Kuapa Kokoo in Ghana

19/11/2016 11:00am

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Twin has travelled this month to the Cooperative Kuapa Kokoo in the West of Ghana to review and define strategies and activities for the next 3 years for our Support & Development Programme. Funded by Divine Chocolate & Solidaridad. Further information regarding this project can be found here  

Our first year in Tanzania - Comic Relief funded project

25/11/2016 12:00am

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As part of a five years' partnership, Twin travelled to Kilimanjaro to meet with Vuasu Cooperative Union and farmers who grow coffee in the Pare Mountains. The review included activities implemented this year, as well as setting priorities and plans for a second year. Further information about this project can be found here  

Xavier Hamon, Improving Climate Change: Resilience for Smallholder Coffee Farmers

10/10/2016 12:00am

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To address climate change requires collaboration through the entire value chain. in this Reco Atlanta talk, Xavier Hamon, Twin's Coffee Senior Programme Manager illustrates this through the story of a precompetitive Twin initiative between two UK roasters and smallholder producers in Peru, making the positive shift from business as usual to unusual business.

Twin and TMEA creating quality coffee

10/08/2016 12:23pm

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Twin and Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA) have teamed up to tackle the constant problem faced by smallholder farmers, the inability to produce a high yield while still producing quality coffee.  This project involving 20 producer organisations in Rwanda and Burundi was started in February 2016 and will continue for the next year and a half with an investment of 1.8 million dollars in order to tackle ...

Atlas Coffee Highlights their Role in Coffee Grown by Women

12/07/2016 4:42pm

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This April, Twin and Atlas Coffee collaborated on a survey of Atlas customers about their thoughts on women-produced coffee in the specialty coffee industry.  Twin published the full finding which you can read here. Together, Twin and Atlas surveyed over 100 of our industry partners, 85% of whom were from the US, 13% from Europe, and 2% from the Asia Pacific region. When US Roasters were asked to ...

Twin Team heads to SCAE in Dublin

22/06/2016 10:40am

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Members from Twin London and Twin Rwanda attended SCAE World of Coffee Conference in Dublin, Ireland from 22nd to 25th June. As well as speaking at the Symposium, Twin also had a booth in the Sustainability Village in order to spread the word on Twin's work.    

Twin appoints new Managing Director

23/03/2016 9:23am

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Twin is delighted to announce that the board of trustees has appointed Richard Anstead as our new Managing Director. For the last 11 years Richard has worked for the Fairtrade Foundation in the UK and brings with him a wealth of experience across both the commercial and international development sectors and from a wide range of commodities including coffee, cocoa, sugar and tea. He will be respons...

Katherine Nolte & Paineto Baluku | Gender Equity in Practice: The Bukonzo Joint Case

10/01/2016 5:57pm

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Through their Gender Action Learning System (GALS) program, the Bukonzo Joint Cooperative Union is working to improve both gender equity and coffee quality in Uganda. This commitment to gender equity has had a direct affect on coffee quality, the average cupping scores increasing from 77 in 2011 to 85.75 in 2014.  This talk took place at SCAA Symposium in Seattle, April 2015.

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Our team in Sierra Leone