FairChain Farming

Stefan’s story from Ethiopia

When we hear the term “changing behaviour” or when we engage in conversation about it, it’s always from the perspective of Western consumers. Drink organic coffee and pay a fair

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FairChain Philosophy

FairChain Insights

FairChain’s new insights on closing the income gap for small farmers Welcome to our series on FairChain’s rebuilding process, our 2018 lessons, and the interventions we have planned starting this

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Coffee geekdom

Circular Cherry

This week our FairChain training squad headed out to Limu for a new event in the series of farmer training. Topic: soil fertility. That’s a main element in our curriculum,

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Radical_Ideas

Sneak Peak

The last months where like sitting front row in a roller coaster. Our BlockChain project really took off, hitting national and international front pages.  All nice but FairChain is not

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FairChain Farming

Feed the Soil, Feed your Family

In the midst of the turmoil of the Ethiopian MP stepping down and an official state of emergency our loyal FairChain trainees gathered in Jimma. On the agenda: nutrients, shade

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FairChain Farming

Post-Harvest Practising

Do Ethiopian coffee farmers take some time off after the intensive harvest period? No sir, right after all the red cherry is picked, it is time for pruning. Who else

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FairChain Farming

Heaps of Cherry

We are still harvesting! Joost is literally buried in heaps of coffee cherry. The supply is immense and unstoppable. Since November 11th, the FairChain farmers have been providing us with

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Coffee geekdom

Exam Stress

From cherry to cup within a week. In our FairChain, that is perfectly possible. Marten (Fairfood), Jan (Wageningen University & Research) and Mark (FairChain) were picking some fresh red cherry

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FairChain Farming

Quid Pro Quo, FairChain Farmer

Last week we told you about the Triple FairChain Premium we are paying to our farmers in Limu, Ethiopia. This of course is no unconditional premium. Instead, it is an

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