JOB OPPORTUNITY Centre of Excellence Coordinator – Nandi Hills, Kenya

The Cafédirect Producers’ Foundation (CPF) is a UK-based non-profit, who works with a network of 280,000 small-scale farmers worldwide to develop innovative solutions to the daily challenges they face. We do this through a unique farmer-led model that invests in farmers’ leadership and entrepreneurial ambition. In partnership with smallholder-owned businesses in East Africa and Latin …

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Producer-led Centres of Excellence

2016 is already well underway and at CPF we are delighted that the year has started so positively, with the launch of our producer-led Centres of Excellence in East Africa. This launch is the result of a Comic Relief funded project that has brought together our producer partners from 13 cooperatives across Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to discuss ways in …

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Producer-Led Governance

At Cafedirect Producers’ Foundation (CPF), we often talk about how we are producer-led in all that we do. Our programmes are led by the needs of our producer partners, they empower small scale farmers by offering the assistance of an extended support network to find solutions to the challenges they face, rather than prescribe remedies …

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Visiting a Centre of Excellence

Sireet OEP Microbusiness and Income Diversification In the west of Kenya, spread across the Nandi Hills, the Sireet Outgrower Empowerment Programme�s (Sireet � OEP) smallholder farmers grow, pick and sell their tea. Although smallholders are not generally recognised as entrepreneurs, farmers facing poverty, food insecurity and climate change � among other concerns � are driven …

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Meeting the Team – my first week at CPF

The CPF Board Walking into a board meeting during your first week in a job can be a daunting prospect, with visions of the frantic shuffling of papers in search of the section under discussion and getting lost in new acronyms and foreign terms. However, entering the Cafdirect Producers Foundation (CPF) meeting it is immediately …