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OBT

#OneBigTweet

Creative Enterprise

HELP FARMERS ACROSS AFRICA BY DONATING YOUR FOLLOWERS FOR ONE BIG TWEET. Our idea is simple. Cafédirect Producers’ Foundation want to grow a tweet so big we can auction it for African farmers. We‘re calling it our #OneBigTweet. By signing up, you’re allowing us to auto-retweet our #OneBigTweet from your account for one time only. …

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Digital Farm

Creative Enterprise

Applying sensors to farming tools that will aggregate and relay accurate, timely and life-changing information to farmers’ mobile phones.

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Cuppa

Creative Enterprise

Cuppa is an inclusive business model which directly benefits smallholder farmers, employs locally, and provides the thriving city of Nairobi with premium fresh tea and coffee.
Little truck, big difference.

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SmallFolders

Creative Enterprise

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 the fields to your balcony or windowsill.

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FTA

Fair Trade Adventures

Creative Enterprise

Have you ever wondered who is behind those great fair trade products we consume? You now have the chance to find out and immerse yourself in local culture on Fair Trade Adventures to Peru, Colombia or Costa Rica. These small group tours will give you the opportunity to live like a local, meet smallholder farmers, and visit many remote and beautiful locations.

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INSPIRE

Latin America, Peru, Programme

Peru’s 2.3 million smallholder farmers face a daily struggle to improve their livelihoods in the face of multiple threats (National Agricultural Census, 2012). The smallholder coffee farmers we work with are located in some of the most isolated regions of Peru and are vulnerable to challenges including: international price volatility, changing climates and a dependence …

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Upscaling Farmer Innovation

East Africa, Programme

For African smallholders, necessity drives innovation and entrepreneurship. Smallholders share challenges such as managing farming practices and natural resources in a sustainable way, increasing incomes and mitigating climate change. Although addressing these challenges on low budgets and with limited access to support is difficult, a diverse range of innovations are developed by farmers. Despite this richness of entrepreneurial ideas and approaches, smallholders are …

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Rooted In Quality

Haiti Dominican Republic, Latin America

Rooted in Quality supports smallholder coffee farmers in the Dominican Republic and Haiti to improve their coffee quality and diversify their incomes. We have been working with two partner organisations – Fedecares in the Dominican Republic and Recocarno in Haiti – to deliver this project and improve livelihoods for 5,000 smallholder coffee farmers and their …

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Rock The Goat with CPF!

Creative Enterprise

Does the Christmas charity guilt trip get on your goat every year? Looking for an alternative? Well CPF has the answer for you, designer goats. Yes you herd us. Forget giving a goat to Africa this Christmas, design your own goat and give to a charity that supports sustainable development by working with smallholder farmers …

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Pangoa

Pangoa Producer Leadership School

Latin America, Peru

Pangoa is a smallholder coffee cooperative in central Peru committed to engaging young people as leaders in farming. This project was designed to develop the leadership and business skills of local farmers, to encourage the long term sustainability of the cooperative, and ensure that their future leaders and board members had the required skills.

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