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Please be advised that on 8 October 2019 and 22 October 2019, Phil Reynolds and Philip Armstrong, both of FRP Advisory LLP were appointed Joint Administrators of Twin and Twin Trading Limited respectively.

The Joint Administrators act as agents of the Companies and without personal liability.

The affairs, business and property of the Companies are being managed by Philip David Reynolds and Philip Lewis Armstrong who were appointed Joint Administrators of the Companies on 8 October 2019 and 22 October 2019 respectively.

For more information please contact the Joint Administrators at TwinEnquiries@frpadvisory.com

Plant trees, save coffee

01/10/2019 12:12pm

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It is predicted that by 2050, we will need three times more coffee than we currently have. Yet, the land available to grow coffee is reducing due to climate change. To address this imbalance, the Sustainable Coffee Challenge has a new campaign, Plant Trees Save Coffee to raise donations to help farmers working in landscapes threatened by climate change in Colombia, Honduras and Peru. The impacts o...

Starting work with Smallholdr

06/09/2019 12:12pm

Starting work with Smallholdr

Twin is working with agri-data management system organisation, Smallholdr, to support cocoa farmers in the Gola Rainforest, Sierra Leone. Developing ‘forest friendly’, premium cocoa value chains from Sierra Leone is a project delivered by Twin in collaboration with the RSPB and Gola Rainforest Conservation LG, with support from IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, Divine Chocolate and the Inter...

Supporting the #CoffeePledge

05/09/2019 12:12pm

Coffee pledge

International Coffee Day is an opportunity for the coffee industry to unite, discuss trends and celebrate producers. The event takes place on 1 October every year. With a dramatic decline in coffee prices, millions of smallholder farmers aren’t making enough to live on. In light of this, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) has launched a petition, #coffeepledge, in support of coffee farme...

Success at Burundi Cup of Excellence

13/09/2019 12:12pm

Yagikawa Burundi Cup of Excellence

Coffee from four of Twin’s producer partners have been placed in the top 20 of the 2019 Burundi Cup of Excellence. The cooperatives, Dusangirijambo, Umuco W’ikawa, Yagiwaka and Ubwiza Bw'ikawa came 7th, 12th, 14th  and 18th, respectively. The cooperatives were all part of a recent project funded by Trade Mark East Africa to build markets and improve coffee quality from Rwandan and Burundian coope...

Sumatran coffee grown by women on shelves in Sainsbury's

12/07/2019 12:12pm

Bantam Sumatra

Sainsbury’s now stocks Fairtrade whole bean coffee grown by women in Sumatra. The coffee was sourced by Twin and roasted by Finlays. The product is called Bantam and is on shelves now.  Kokowagayo is a women’s group that is part of the Permata Gayo cooperative. Twin has worked with Permata Gayo for several years; however, this is the first time we have sold coffee grown by women to sell as a singl...

Another award for Twin

06/06/2019 12:12pm

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Twin has been awarded the International Aid and Development category at the Charity Awards for our work building coffee resilience in Peru. The project spanned three years and was run in collaboration with Marks & Spencer, Matthew Algie, Taylors of Harrogate and two coffee cooperatives in Peru: San Juan del Oro and Pangoa. Alongside nine other category winners, we were presented with the trophy at...

Mudslides in Mt Elgon

05/06/2019 12:12pm

Mt Elgon mud slides

This morning we received the tragic news that there have been a number of landslides in the Mount Elgon region of Uganda. Sadly, three people have been confirmed dead and a further 50 are reported missing. Our thoughts are with everyone in the region. We work with smallholder coffee farmers that are part of the Mt Elgon Agroforestry Communities Cooperative Enterprise (MEACCE). It's unclear at the ...

Twin speaking at World of Coffee, Berlin

03/06/2019 12:12pm

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There are estimated to be over three million cooperatives worldwide employing 280 million people. Smallholder farmers account for most of the production of the world’s food, and 80% of the world’s coffee. So, how can the sector support smallholder producer organisations (SPO) and enable the whole supply chain to thrive? Twin recently produced a report, Coffee, Smallholders & Sustainable Business, ...

Twin wins

23/05/2019 12:12pm

Business Charity Award winners official

Twin has won the Business Charity Awards in the Community impact category for our project Coffee and collaboration: a success story from Peru. The project built the resilience of coffee farming in Peru. It was run in collaboration with Marks & Spencer, Matthew Algie and Taylors of Harrogate and two coffee cooperatives in Peru – Pangoa and San Juan Del Oro. It was the first time we worked on a proj...

Changing the terms of women’s engagement in cocoa and coffee

17/05/2019 9:00am

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Twin has worked with The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations and Royal Tropical Institute of the Netherlands (KIT) to produce a report that looks at the gender inequalities in the cocoa and coffee sectors along with their underlying causes. The report, Changing the terms of women's engagement in cocoa and coffee supply chains, shows how inequalities can be addressed syst...

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Plant trees, save coffee