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Tojiksodirotbonk, Tajikistan's third-largest bank lends a hand to cotton farmers

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The agricultural sector in Tajikistan – the cotton sector in particular – is the largest employer and a critical part of the country’s economy. However, its development has been hindered by outdated agribusiness management skills, poor sector organization, and limited access to financial services.

Tropical Fruit Juice Project Helps to Spur Economic Revival in Ethiopia

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In April 2009, africaJUICE Tibila Share Company, a joint venture between africaJUICE BV of the Netherlands and the Ethiopian government, took operational control of Tibila Farm in Ethiopia’s Upper Awash Valley.

Coffee sustainability : Kraft Foods and Rainforest Alliance

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Kraft Foods has been working in the area of coffee sustainability for over a decade and announced a partnership with the Rainforest Alliance in 2003. Since then, this relationship has benefited more than 400,000 farmers and their families and communities on more than 85,000 hectares of farmland in...

Freedom from Hunger’s Benkadi Tongorongo association provides micro loans and group support in Mali

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In rural Mali, Miama sells rice to support her family, thanks to both a microloan and the group support she receives from Freedom from Hunger's Benkadi Tongorongo association.

Cargill provided aid to those suffering from the earthquake in Haiti

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In 2010, as a global food company, Cargill worked with its nonprofit partners to provide aid on the ground to help in Haiti after the earthquake.

Unilever commits to purchase all of its tea from sustainable and ethical sources

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Since 1999, the Unilever Corporation, a Europe-based international conglomerate, has been executing a pilot program on its tea estates in Kericho, Kenya. The program is part of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform, a food industry initiative to actively support the development of...

Haygrove establishes Gambia is Good to market fresh produce

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Gambia is Good is a fresh produce marketing company which was conceived as a partnership between Haygrove Limited and Concern Universal, a leading development charity, with the purpose of linking small scale rural producers with the high value tourist market.

Syngenta and Earthwatch work together on biodiversity conservation

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Syngenta and Earthwatch share interests in research on biodiversity conservation in agricultural landscapes. The programme aims to raise awareness and understanding with staff, stakeholders and policy makers on current research and best practice in combining crop productivity and biodiversity...

SEFADES, Oxfam and Twin Holdings support fair trade of Haitian coffee

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RECOCARNO (Réseau des Coopératives Caféières de la Région Nord), a network of eight small coffee-producer cooperatives in northern Haiti, was launched with support from several partners, including a fair trade buyer, local and international NGOs, and an international strategic marketing expert.

Starbucks and Fairtrade NGOs announce initiative to support small-scale coffee farmers

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Starbucks, the Fairtrade Labelling Organisations (FLO) and TransFair USA announced joining forces to leverage a small-scale coffee farmer loan program that is intended to grow to at least $20 million by 2015 based on current commitments from Starbucks Coffee Company.