Projects and Partnerships

Current Projects

Comic Relief MAANDA - supporting coffee partners in East Africa

Although women provide up to 70% of the labour in East African coffee production, their work often goes unrecognised and unfairly rewarded. East African cooperatives also struggle ...

Trademark East Africa - supporting Rwandan and Burundian coops

Trade and Markets East Africa (TMEA) works on supporting the growth of trade in the region, focusing on ensuring trade results in tangible gains for east Africans. TMEA has chosen...

Comic Relief & RSPB - New cocoa, new future in Sierra Leone

The Gola Rainforest Cocoa project in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone, is transforming the future for farmers living in the region’s forest-edge. These communities have been d...

Comic Relief & Hivos - Gender Equality & Youth in Vuasu, Tanzania

  Farmer organisations in Tanzania face a series of interrelated challenges, from climate change to lack of investment. Young people particularly are discouraged from cultivating c...

Pret A Manger - coffee education in Peru

An intergenerational skills gap is emerging in Latin America's coffee sector due to underinvestment in training and education for the next generation of farmers. Talented young peo...

M&S, Matthew Algie & Taylors - Climate Resilient Value Chain in Peru

In 2015, following a 2 year successful climate change adaptation pilot project in San Juan del Oro funded by Matthew Algie and M&S (Plan A) on improved water management and water c...

Mozzo - Quality support at Muungano

The collaboration between Twin and Mozzo Coffee is motivated by the same aspiration to practically and productively support coffee farming communities, more precisely in the Democ...

Matthew Algie & Sainsbury’s sustainability partnership

Mount Elgon is one of Uganda's most important coffee growing regions, producing some of the country's finest Arabica coffee. Due to climate change associated temperature increases ...

Divine & Kuapa Kokoo

Twin worked with Divine and Kuapa Kokoo to create a ‘development blueprint’ to meet the unique challenges faced by Kuapa Kokoo and other cocoa farmers, secure the supply of key ing...

Previous Projects

Adam Smith International - Coffee Grown by Women in DRC

In Eastern DRC women are mainly responsible for agricultural labour in coffee fields. They not only deliver most of the work, but are also widely responsible for key tasks related...

Eat Fair project with Peros and Compass

Improved Livelihoods for Smallholder Coffee Farmers in Gumutindo, Eastern Uganda Gumutindo farmers produce Arabica coffee on steep slopes, with agricultural practices that put str...

Big Lottery Fund: Climate Resilience Nicaragua

Nicaragua is particularly vulnerable to climate change, and its chief export crop coffee is also highly sensitive to changes in the weather. Climate change related issues, such as...

Rabobank - Quality washed coffee in Uganda

Arabica coffee farmers in western Uganda lose an estimated US $16 million a year because their high-grown coffee is not washed, and miss out on a further US $16 million a year as ...

Fairtrade Foundation - Climate Resilience in Uganda

The project aims at strengthening the extension service and lead farmers adaptive capacity in Bukonzo Joint Cooperative in Uganda. Climate resilience involves taking decisions bas...

Partnerships

Joint Marketing Initiative with African coffee partners

In recent years, the coffee market has seen a dramatic shift towards speciality coffee, with growing interest from consumers in coffee origin, traceability and ethical labels. This...

Divine Chocolate Cocoa Partnership

Following the liberalisation of Ghana’s cocoa market in the 1990s, Twin worked with a group of visionary farmers to help set up the Kuapa Kokoo cooperative. After just four years, ...

Liberation Foods nut value chain partnership

In 2003, Twin brought together a global network of nut producers to increase smallholder market access by developing the first ever Fairtrade standards for nuts. Fairtrade helped t...

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