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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 …

CPF - Staff and Board dinner

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 …

Peruvian coffee farmer and Jean Baptiste, CPF's Latin America Programme Coordinator  during preliminary consultation meetings in August 2014.

Big Lottery Fund awards Cafdirect Producers’ Foundation 450,119

We are excited to share that the Big Lottery Fund awarded Cafdirect Producers Foundation 450,119 to improve livelihoods for smallholder coffee farmers in Peru. This funding will support the launch of INSPIRE – Innovation by Smallholders to enhance Productivity, Incomes, Resources and Enterprise. Our4-year programme builds on successful investment since 2009 and will reach 7,875 …

WeFarm at ICT4AG in Rwanda

As you might have heard through the jungle drum or on the grapewine, our Programme Manager Kenny has been invited to speak at the ICT4AG the digital springboard for inclusive agriculture’ international conference in Rwanda. Today is the first day of the conference, and Kenny is due to speak on Thursday. Kenny is …

Food does grow on trees

As discussed in the previous blogposts from Uganda, helping coffee farmers does not always involve to help them grow coffee. Sounds absurd, especially because coffee, tea and cocoa is what we do. But CPF doesn’t work in ways that might be expected of an NGO. As the name entails, The Cafedirect Producers foundation is run …