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Twin film made by producers on climate change in Uganda

13/06/2012 4:32pm

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Members of the Bukonzo Joint Coffee Co-operative in the Rwenzori Mountains region of Uganda have made a new film highlighting the environmental and climate change issues they face as smallholders. Using field visits to smallholder farms in the region, the film looks at practical solutions for some of the problems such as deforestation, draining swamps and poor agricultural practices. The film was ...

Twin report analyses smallholder empowerment in fair trade supply chains

14/05/2012 12:00am

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Commissioned by the Fairtrade Foundation with funding from The Co-operative, A new report from Twin provides an analysis and evaluation of how specific business practices facilitate smallholder producer development and empowerment in fair trade supply chains. The report looks at six farmer organisations across three commodities: cocoa, tea and nuts. The organisations chosen represent different bus...

Twin wins funding for ambitious new project in Nicaragua

15/03/2012 4:32pm

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Twin has been successful in winning Big Lottery Fund (BLF) support for a new coffee project in Nicaragua. The ‘Double Espresso’ project will benefit some 10,000-plus households across 10 producer organisations in the Cafénica network. Working with smallholder coffee farmers, the project will help them to gain the skills and knowledge they need to adapt to imminent climate change threats. The proje...

New funding for Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa

27/02/2012 4:32pm

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The Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA) of which Twin is a member has just announced that it will receive $19.8 million in new funding from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and $1.6 million from the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID) to support its work. This significant investment will allow PACA to establish a comprehensive, Africa-wide approach to aflatoxin cont...

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