Want to join our team in Nairobi, Kenya?

CPF are now hiring a Center of Excellence Programme Manager – based in Nairobi, Kenya.   This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated, experienced programme manager to use their skills to bring an efficient and effective approach to the project management of a CPF programme in Africa and partially in Latin America the …

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Kapkiyai, Women in Coffee – training at a Centre of Excellence

Blog written by CPF Youth Coordinator, Carolyne Mutai  Despite contributing up to 70% of the labour required to plant, grow and harvest coffee, women farmers in Kenya rarely own any of the land or coffee bushes that grow on it. These assets usually belong to the men, as the heads of the family, and as …

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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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Smallholder Farmers – the quiet front line in the battle against climate change

This week the COP21 climate talks are getting underway in Paris. Although many agree that the stakes are higher than ever, political wrangling over how to approach climate change seems to continue unabated. Despite this, smallholder and indigenous communities across the world are responding robustly. Using their expert knowledge of the land, these communities have …

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SmallFolders – Inspired by smallholders

We’re thrilled to welcome you to SmallFolders, a new series of urban gardening products from Cafedirect Producers’ Foundation! SmallFolders are flatpack urban gardening products inspired by African and Latin American farmers and their hacks to gardening challenges. SmallFolders will help you grow herbs and plants, keep bees, and bring the magic of nature straight from …

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#OneBigTweet – How to give to charity without spending a penny.

Today, we at Cafedirect Producers’ Foundation (CPF) are launching #OneBigTweet, an exciting new fundraising campaign that will offer the public the chance to donate to us without spending a penny. Upon hearing this bold statement, most people we have spoken to have immediately broken into a chorus of question words: why? what? how? who? when? …

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Youth Engagement in Agriculture

Engaging young people in agriculture has become an increasingly important issue on the international development agenda. Young people possess the technical skills and entrepreneurial spirits critical to the agricultural sector’s future. Unfortunately, most do not see agriculture as a viable livelihood and many leave rural communities in search of greater opportunities. According to the UN, …

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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 …