Women in Coffee Workshop

The first International Women in Coffee (IWCA) workshop was held in Uganda in 2009. The workshop was a huge success with 30 participates attending the workshop representing twelve countries, nine of which were African countries.

We visited the Paruber Coffee Farmers group and a cooperative in Uganda that had recently undergone a gender sensitizing training program. The program was designed to help promote awareness and equitable decision making at the coffee farming household level to enhance productivity and profitability for both men and women.

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BD Imports Signs the Ethiopian Fine Coffee Trademarking and Licensing Agreement

Excerpt from CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Newswire.

ROCKFORD, IL - March 7, 2008- BD Imports, one of the most recognized importers of specialty coffees in the United States with customers whose needs range from a few hundred pounds to several hundred tons of coffee, joins the growing network of licensed distributors of Ethiopia's trademarked coffees.

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SCAA 2007 Sustainability Award Photos

2392 SCAA25The 2007 Sustainability Award brought forth many great companies engaged in innovative practices.  It was a pleasure to extend the award to Poabs Estate, one of four companies this year who received this distinguished recognition.  Poabs Estate located in India was selected for their focus on the environment and human economic and social development.

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A photo collection from some of our travels.